April 16th, 2018

Sudan’s Political Detainees Finally Released – Should We Be Celebrating?

Background: Why were arrests made?
The Government of Sudan (GoS) introduced austerity measures earlier this year that cut subsidies and stopped the import of wheat. Soon, sporadic waves of peaceful demonstrations erupted that were labelled the ‘Bread protests’....

March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| Wake up

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 1st winner Jude Sheridan with Agnieszka
Jude Sheridan, 19, won joint 1st place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Creative Category 2018 with her spoken word piece titled: Wake up My creative entry is a piece of spoke word poetry that focuses on the human rights crisis in Sudan, one of the countries in which HART works....

March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| Pajok

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.
Junior Creative winner Ruksar Hussain with guest creative judge Agnieszka Kolek
Ruksar Hussain, 18, won 1st place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Creative Category 2018 with her short story titled: Pajok  Ever since the white man had come and talked about – what did he call it?...

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 9th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions regarding Syria and Sudan

Baroness Cox (Crossbench) asked HM Government 4 questions regarding Syria and efforts to defeat Daesh (‘Islamic State’), as well as recent reports concerning the treatment of political detainees in Sudan. Answers have come from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State)....

March 7th, 2018

SPLM-N (al-Hilu) write a letter to Baroness Cox

Following HART’s recent visit to the Blue Nile, Sudan in January 2018, the SPLM-N (al-Hilu) have written a letter of appreciation to Baroness Cox to show their gratitude for her continued advocacy of the region and its people. The Letter of Appreciation notes HART’s recent visit and thanks Baroness Cox for her continued support of the Blue Nile communities in Sudan....

February 19th, 2018

Humanitarian News Update from SKBN Coordination Unit

The South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit has issued their latest humanitarian update detailing the troubling situation in the Two Areas, which HART recently visited. The report confirms reports we heard of locals suffering from food insecurity and a lack of medical supplies caused by an ongoing conflict between the Government of Sudan and the SPLM-N....

February 14th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on women’s treatment during recent Sudanese arrests

Baroness Cox (Crossbench) posed another 4 questions to the Government about recent Sudanese arrests of protesters, specifically the treatment of women. Answers have come from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State). Question 1: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many women they estimate are currently detained in Sudan following the protests that began on 7 January Answer 1: UK Embassy officials are raising our concerns with the Government of Sudan about those detained following recent protests, including at a bilateral meeting on 21 January and through a public statement by EU ambassadors in Sudan on 30 January....

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....

February 9th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives an answer to her written question on Sudanese Arrests

Baroness Cox (Crossbench) recently posed a question to the Government about recent Sudanese arrests of protesters, and received a written answer from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State) Question:  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding the arrest of civilians participating in recent peaceful demonstrations....
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