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Topic: Burma

August 15th, 2016

21 Century Panglong Conference: A step towards peace?

  Almost everyone in Burma is familiar with the Panglong Conference of 1947. Schoolbooks portrayed it as the moment when the country’s entire ethnic group came together to join a union after gaining independence from the British colonial rule....

August 12th, 2016

News Round-Up 12/08/16

News From HART:
  • Next Friday is World Humanitarian Day. Keep an eye out for some features about our partner countries!
  • Read Meg Kneafsey’s blog post on the history of conflict in Uganda here. If you’re a HART Ambassador, get in touch with Satya at satya.tan@hart-uk.org to write a blog post for the website.

August 5th, 2016

News Round-Up 05/08/16

News from HART:
  • We are hiring! HART is currently recruiting an Interim Advocacy Officer. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 8th August. You can read more about the role and download the application pack here: http://www.hart-uk.org/about-you/jobs/.

July 29th, 2016

News Round-Up 29/07/16

News from HART
  • Read Charlie Hart’s account of the Modern Slavery Garden that won Gold at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show here.
  • Volunteer and fundraise for HART this summer! See here for ways you can get involved.
  • A summit this week brought together seventeen leaders of different rebel groups in the war ravaged town of Kachin, close to the border of China.

July 22nd, 2016

News Round-Up 22/07/16

News from HART Burma
  • The Burma Army has claimed responsibility for 5 civilian deaths in Shan State.

July 19th, 2016

Burma’s Jade is lucrative business but will its people ever see the benefit?

The wealth of Burma Burma’s vast jade industry is among the murkiest in the world. In the top echelons of this sector, corruption is high and accountability low. The exact amount of wealth generated by Burmese jade was for a long time unknown. However, research by Global Witness indicated that the value of the trade could have been as much as US$31 billion in 2014 alone....

July 15th, 2016

News Round-Up 15/07/16

News from HART
  • Deadlines for Communications & Fundraising Executive and PA to Baroness Cox coming up this weekend! Click here for more information.
  • Volunteer for HART this summer! See here for ways you can get involved.
  • This week, we have been closely monitoring the escalating conflict in South Sudan.

July 8th, 2016

News Round-Up 08/07/16

News from HART
  • We are hiring! HART is currently recruiting a creative and dynamic Communications and Fundraising Executive. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 18th July. Please download the application pack here: www.hart-uk.org/about-you/jobs
  • Two mosques in Burma have suffered arson attacks over the past two weeks.

June 24th, 2016

News Round-Up 24/06/16

  • Aung San Suu Kyi announced on Wednesday that officials should now refer to the Rohingya minority as, ‘people who believe in Islam in Rakhine state’. Burma has been condemned for policies of discrimination against the Rohingya.
  • Thailand will continue to house over 100,000 Burmese refugees.

June 3rd, 2016

News Round-Up 03/06/16

  • The Irrawaddy reports on human rights abuses in Chang Mai. The Burma Army is accused of conducting extra-judicial killings, beatings and bombings.
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