January 19th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 19/01/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features news from our partner in Uganda, and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   PAORINHER Exam Success!: HART would like to congratulate our Partner in Uganda, PAORINHER, whose students have excelled in their Primary Leaving Examinations....

January 12th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 12/01/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features a letter signed by Baroness Cox to the Government, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work. Letter to the UK Government to redouble efforts in South Sudan: Baroness Cox co-signed a letter to the UK Government to increase peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan. ...

January 4th, 2018

The UK and Sudan: Trade Relations and Human Rights

  Now that 2017 has drawn to a close, the New Year holds prospects of much needed Human Rights, Political and Economic reform for the people of Sudan. What is behind this positive outlook? Answer, the controversial lifting of US imposed sanctions on the troubled country....

January 3rd, 2018

HART Weekly Review 03/01/2018

Happy New Year everyone! Below is our quick round-up of the latest news from the countries where our partners work. Burma:
Burma’s Slaughter of the Rohingya Follows a Bloody Pattern: Around 400 Rohingya Muslims from an insurgent movement known as Harakan Al Yaqin simultaneous attacked three Burmese Border Guard Police headquarters in Rakhine state Nigeria:
Nigeria Boko Haram says it carried out Christmas attacks in Nigeria:  A leader of the militant group Boko Haram has released a video claiming it carried out a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria over the Christmas period....

December 22nd, 2017

HART Weekly Review 22/12/2017

This week’s HART Weekly Review includes Questions asked by Baroness Cox in the House of Lords, Blogs, and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Questions in the House of Lords Baroness Cox Debate on Syria: House of Lords Hansard – On 20th December 2017, Baroness Cox and other Peers asked the UK Government about their role in the current situation in Syria, and what they intend to do to rebuild the country after years of ongoing and devastating war. ...

December 19th, 2017

Female Genital Mutilation on the Rise

A woman shows the razor blade that she uses to cut girls’ genitals in Mombasa, Kenya, June 25, 2015. Ivan Lieman—Barcroft Media
Female genital mutilation (FGM, also referred to as cutting) is a human rights violation of the most devastating kind....

December 15th, 2017

HART Weekly Review 15/12/17

This week’s HART Weekly Review includes blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work Blogs Shan women become victims of trafficking in Thailand: The people from Shan State are one of the groups whom have suffered exceptionally similar atrocities to the Rohingya people....

December 12th, 2017

Baroness Cox Debate on Sudan and South Sudan Developments

On 11th December 2017, Baroness Cox and other peers asked her Government about their assessment of recent developments in Sudan and South Sudan. Below is her speech and click on the link to read the contributions from other peers and the response from Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Baroness Cox (CB) My Lords, I am very grateful to all noble Lords who are contributing to this debate on two countries where people are suffering so much, but for very different reasons....

December 4th, 2017

Hart Weekly Review: 04/12/2017

Questions for Written Answers: 1) Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Politics and Government (30 Nov 2017)

Baroness Cox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the commitment in a letter to the APPG on Sudan and South Sudan by the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rory Stewart MP, dated 23 August to “support Sudan to achieve sustainable peace, an improved human rights situation and political reform”, how they define “political reform”; and what steps they propose to take to promote such reform....

November 20th, 2017

Hart Weekly Review: 20/11/2017

Questions in the House of Lords Baroness Cox recently questioned the government about its work to tackle Bilateral Trade: Sudan.
Baroness Caroline Cox speaking in parliament.
 
Baroness Cox Is the Minister aware that there are reliable reports of a build-up of Government of Sudan military forces in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, causing great concern at the possibility of renewed military offences?...
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