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June 26th, 2020

Spotlight On: CHARM

A key objective of HART’s 2019 visit to Myanmar was to explore the possibility of launching a project that will provide education and training for Community Health Workers’ (CHWs) to help people with disabilities in Myanmar. The project’s title is CHARM – Community, Hope and Rehabilitation in Myanmar....

June 19th, 2020

Spotlight On: Loi Tai Leng School

  Shan State in the east of Burma has been the scene of fighting and ethnic violence for decades. Since 1995, campaigns have been waged against the Shan people which have brought violence to the area and displaced hundreds of thousands. Since 1995, there have been widespread reports of human rights violations against the Shan people including torture, rape, arbitrary arrest and extensive discrimination....

June 12th, 2020

Spotlight On: Health and Hope, Chin State

  Located in the remote mountains of north west Burma, Chin State is home to over 500,000 ethnic Chin. While the term ‘Chin’ generally refers to one of the many Burmese ethnic groups, the Chin are ethnically and linguistically diverse....

June 5th, 2020

Spotlight on: Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

  Background Shan State in the east of Burma has been the scene of fighting and ethnic violence for decades. Since 1995, campaigns have been waged against the Shan people which have brought violence to the area and displaced hundreds of thousands....

March 2nd, 2020

Larn Tai, Director of Education for Shan State, Burma wins award at the Thai Foundations Awards Ceremony

A huge congratulations to Larn Tai who manages all HART projects at Loi Tai Leng School in Burma. If you would like to learn more about Loi Tai Leng School, click here.   Larn Tai is Director of Education for Shan State and in charge of education at Loi Tal Leng....

December 13th, 2019

Break the Silence: the obstacles and affects of the non-reporting of sexual abuse against males amongst Rohingya Muslims

  Whilst Aung San Suu Kyi continues to stay silent in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the claim that the Burmese military used systematic sexual violence and rape against Rohingya Muslim women and girls, it has been found that male victims of sexual violence are keeping silent in Bangladesh’s refugee camps....

October 16th, 2018

Understanding the Legacy of British Imperialism on Burma’s Internal Conflicts

The U.N recently published a report that called for top Burmese military commanders to be investigated for crimes against civilians under international law, including rape, murder, torture, and genocide. The report follows the mass exodus of Rohingya people since August last year, which has forced at least 900,000 people to seek refuge in Bangladesh....

October 11th, 2018

Latest Update from Hart Partner SWAN: Student Lunch Campaign and Statement in Response to Ongoing Violence in Burma

Lunches 4 Littles Established in 1998, the SWAN Foundation is an affiliate of the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) that aims to respond to the needs of Shan migrants living along the Thai-Burma border, who are discriminated against by the Burmese military. Reduced bord...

October 3rd, 2018

Country Briefings – June to August 2018

We know it can be hard to keep up with the international news, especially when it comes to the countries where our partners are based. Their situations are usually left out of the mainstream media because governments restricting access to certain areas mean journalists are unable to report, keeping devastating conditions hidden....

July 30th, 2018

SWAN Training Update: The Contraceptive Implant

Family planning can change a woman’s life and yet, women in Shan State have limited access to contraceptive health resources. In May, Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) organised a training session for six health workers from SWAN’s women’s well-being program.  ...
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