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other side of the country are suffering in silence, with essential international aid which they are dependent on, being withdrawn....

October 24th, 2017

Baroness Cox questions Government about Religious Freedom in Burma

Baroness Cox recently submitted 4 questions for written answer to the Government, asking what assessments they have made regarding religious freedom in Burma.  Read below the questions and the written answers received. Baroness Cox  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the military’s role in the persecution of religious minorities throughout Myanmar, including in the Shan and Kachin States....

September 6th, 2017

House of Commons Debate, 5th September 2017: Urgent question on violence in Rakhine State

The following transcript has been taken of the urgent question asked in the House of Commons on 5th September about the violence in Rakhine State, Burma. For the televised recording of this debate, please see the Parliament website. This debate can be found at 15:42:57....

August 29th, 2017

Dr. Sasa Prevents Spread of Swine Flu

  Dr. SaSa – which means ‘higher and higher’ – is our partner in Chin State, Myanmar and the visionary behind Health and Hope. He joined us during our visit to Nagorno-Karabakh in early August 2017 where he was able to discuss the possibility of initiating a model of care for people with disabilities in Burma with Vardan Tadevosyan, the Director of The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre....

November 30th, 2016

Press Release by the Shan State Farmers’ Network

HART is taking the opportunity to share and publicise this press release by the Shan State Farmers’ Network calling for the cancellation of work on the Upper Yeywa Dam. Conflict continues to persist in the area and the dam threatens the way of life and livelihoods of roughly 650 villages....

November 17th, 2016

The Rohingya in Burma – A problem Aung San Suu Kyi is unable to overcome?

The Rohingya people of Rakhine State in Burma have been described as the most persecuted people on Earth, with the Muslim minority being consistently denied basic human rights in spite of the ongoing democratic reform in Burma. An attack on police outposts in the Maungdaw township of the state which resulted in the deaths of nine police officers last month has renewed violent military offences with allegations of misconduct coming in thick and fast....

November 15th, 2016

‘The one who is free should help the one who is not free’ – An Interview With Dr Sasa

Last September, on his visit to the UK, Dr Sasa stopped by the HART offices to speak about the lives of children in Chin State, Burma. Sharing anecdotes from his youth and work as a doctor, Dr Sasa discussed with us the difficulties of children’s limited access to food, healthcare and education....
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