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.  ...

July 25th, 2018

The Rohingya Crisis – will there ever be justice?

  Recently, the Rohingya situation in Myanmar (Burma) has been making headlines. The long-endured atrocities suffered by the Rohingya have escalated on 25 August 2017 through the ‘clearance operation’ by security forces as a response to attacks by opposing militants....

June 14th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks human rights violations in Burma in the HoL

On 12th June 2018, Baroness Cox responded in the HoL to Lord Alton’s (crossbench) notion about holding the Burmese Government and military accountable for their role in orchestrating on-going human rights violations against Christians and ethnic minorities.  Y...

March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Our Prayers, Our Rights, Our Pencil’

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. Maria Georgiana Sophie Giles, 13, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Creative Category 2018 with her sculpture titled: Our Prayers, Our Rights, Our Pencil   My piece is based on education in Myanmar, Burma....

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. ...

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 14th, 2017

Shan women become victims of trafficking in Thailand

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people has recently been exposed by the media, finally mounting pressure on the international community to confront the unacceptable violent campaign by Burma’s security forces. Meanwhile, ethnic groups on the other side of the country are suffering in silence, with essential international aid which they are dependent on, being withdrawn....
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