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March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| Tree

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Boluwatife Kusoro, 19, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Creative Category 2018 with her short story titled: Tree
The purpose of this piece is to examine the cultural and religious nature of female genital mutilation.
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March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| No voice but something to say

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Yasemin Ismail and Desiree Ankrah, 13, won 2nd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Creative Category 2018 with their painting titled: No voice but something to say  Our entry is based on Nigeria and the problem that we are focusing on is the kidnapping of the girls by Boko Haram....

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Human rights can sometimes be dismissed as a Western concept’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Jing Min Tan, 19, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: Human rights can sometimes be dismissed as a Western concept....

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Nigeria’s Children Denied Education’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Mariam Ahmed, 13, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: Nigeria’s Children Denied Education Tension in Nigeria has been some of the worst yet, with thousands of people being killed and more than a million people displaced by vulnerability....

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Why Education is important for Development and Democracy, and what does it mean to me?’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. 
Joint 3rd place winner Alice Smith with Baroness Cox
Alice Smith, 14, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: ‘Why Education is important for Development and Democracy, and what does it mean to me? ...

February 26th, 2018

The Neglected Crisis of Fulani Herdsmen Violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt Region

Since the founding of the Nigerian republic farmer-herder conflicts have been a pervasive cause of violence and death in the country. Nowhere is this seen more than in the middle belt areas with localised conflicts between muslim ethnic Fulani herders and various Christian farming communities....

February 16th, 2018

Will Boko Haram finally be brought to justice?

It is hard to forget the global social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls that erupted in 2014 following the abduction of 276 school girls by militant Islamist group Boko Haram. The raid was part of Boko Haram’s on-going insurgency, seeking to establish an unyielding Islamic state in northeast Nigeria for the past nine years....

February 9th, 2018

‘Escalation of attacks against Christians in Northern Nigeria’ – Baroness Cox releases an update on the current situation

Baroness Cox has released a Briefing Report today addressing the ongoing attacks against the Christian community in Northern Nigeria. HART shares Baroness Cox’s concerns as we work closely with our partners and communities in Northern Nigeria....

February 9th, 2018

UPDATE: Baroness Cox poses written questions to HM Government regarding Nigeria and Syria

Baroness Cox (Crossbench) has posed 6 written questions to the UK Government about recent developments in Syria and Nigeria and has received a response from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State), and Earl Howe (Deputy Leader of the House of Lords)....

February 9th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 09/02/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features Baroness Cox’s written question to the UK Government regarding Sudan, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Written Question to HM Government regarding Sudan: Baroness Cox asked about the recent arrests of civilians engaging in peaceful demonstrations....
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