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 6th, 2017

HART’s Christmas Carol Service and Concert

On Tuesday 5th December, we held our annual Christmas Carol Concert and Service, this year taking place at St Cyprian’s Church. Throughout the evening we heard from three different choirs; The Komitas Choir, The London Acholi Choir and The Saint Martin Singers, who all performed beautifully....

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 30th, 2017

SWAN Campaigning for Equal Access to Education

HART’s partner SWAN (Shan Women’s Action Network) is campaigning to commemorate 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. They are urging the Government of Myanmar to address violence against women in education in Shan State and other ethnic areas, to take greater measures in promoting equal educational opportunities for young women and girls and to take steps towards achieving equality through the elimination of sexist materials and learning frameworks....

November 27th, 2017

Baroness Cox stands up for faith and freedom on #RedWednesday

On 22 November, Baroness Cox attended the #RedWednesday parliamentary event hosted by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), in partnership with Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), to stand up for faith and freedom around the world. For the second year running, the Houses of Parliament in Westminster floodlit red in support of #RedWednesday, the initiative which calls on people to shine a light on persecution and stand up for faith and freedom....

November 22nd, 2017

Celebrating 10 Year Partnership with PAORINHER

In October 2017, HART visited northern Uganda to celebrate a successful 10 year partnership with local organisation PAORINHER (Patongo Orphans Infants Health Rehabilitation Centre). In 2005, HART received a desperate request by a young Ugandan from the Acholi Tribe for help as his community had suffered frequent attacks by the Lord’s Resistant Army (LRA)....

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?...

November 13th, 2017

Hart Weekly Review 13/11/2017

Questions in the House of Lords Baroness Cox recently questioned the government about its work to tackle terrorism and the use of sexual violence.  
Baroness Caroline Cox speaking in parliament.
Baroness Cox To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendation of the Henry Jackson Society’s report Trafficking Terror that an International Legal Task Force should be established to gather evidence on sexual violence as a tactic of terrorism....

November 9th, 2017

Sudan Update: Violence Displaces 27,000 in Blue Nile

The following is a summary of the recently released SKBN CU September 2017, which provides the latest statistics on food, health, education and violence in the Two Areas of Sudan: South Kordofan (Nuba Mountains) and Blue Nile state. The full report can be found below....

November 8th, 2017

Raymond’s Challenge

Raymond, chairman of the PAORINHER Centre, accompanied HART to Uganda in October to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the centre opening. Instead of simply celebrating, he decided to undertake a mighty challenge in hopes of raising £10,000, running and cycling from Gulu to the centre in Patongo (90km) in 24 hours....
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