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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....

November 8th, 2016

Project Partner Update – SWAN Awareness and Data Collection Training Course

For the sixth year Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) conducted an Awareness and Data Collection course with the aim to expand reproductive, family planning, maternal and child services delivery to remote areas of Shan state in northern Burma....

October 14th, 2016

News Round-Up 14/10/2016

News from HART:
  • On 11th October we began our International Day of the Girl Child Campaign to raise awareness on issues girls across the world continue to face even today. Visit our Facebook page to find out more!
  • We have a brand new member on our team!
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October 7th, 2016

News Round-Up 07/10/2016

News from HART:
  • Our team recently returned from a field visit to Nagorno-Karabakh where we met our local partners and had interesting conversations on the present situation. We will also be providing a detailed report on our visit, soon. Meanwhile, click here to find out more about what our partners in Nagorno-Karabakh are doing to support and improve lives of people living in the region.
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October 6th, 2016

‘Drowning a thousands Islands’ – Action for Shan State Rivers Documentary

Our Burmese local partner Shan Women’s Action Network recently shared with us this brilliant documentary produced by Action for Shan State Rivers in September of this year. The documentary is called ‘Drowning a thousand Islands’ and shows commentary from local farmers and fishermen recounting their area’s fascinating history, and the devastating effects of the Burma Army’s scorched earth policy over a decade ago....

September 30th, 2016

News Round-Up 30/09/16

News from HART:
  • We have an interesting new blog post on women in Burma’s role in the peace process from our Research and Campaigns intern Rory Morgan, click here to read more.
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September 27th, 2016

The Limitations of Tea-Break Advocacy – Women sidelined in Burma’s Peace Process

With former political prisoner and current State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arguably being the country’s most recognisable figure, it is understandable that many assume the women in Burma are playing an active role in the country’s current period of reform....

September 26th, 2016

Statement on KWAT’s 17th anniversary denouncing escalating Burma Army offensives to seize control of Kachin State’s natural resources

HART is publishing this statement from our local Burmese partner KWAT to fully express our support in their struggles against the Burma Army’s continued offensives and abuses: “On this occasion of the 17th anniversary of KWAT’s founding on September 9, 1999, we wish to express our grave concern at the escalating conflict in our Kachin homelands due to spreading Burma Army offensives....
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