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August 19th, 2019

SANITATION AND HYGIENE DIFFICULTIES IN UGANDA

SANITATION IN UGANDA – THE CURRENT SITUATION Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world. Insufficient sanitary conditions in households, schools, health centres and public facilities are the largest barriers to eradicating extreme poverty and the prevention of economic and human development in Uganda....

June 28th, 2019

‘A prolonged emergency’: Child soldiers and their special burden

The use of children in combat is an unquestionable evil. Throughout the war in Uganda starting in 1987, the plight of the child solider became well recognised. The image of a child solider, with a gun in hand and rows of bullets strapped around their chest, became symbolic of the war, and the international community’s obligation to help....

December 17th, 2018

HART Prize entries displayed in the Walker Art Gallery

To help celebrate Human Rights Day the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool is displaying four HART Prize for Human Rights junior creative entries, in the Make Space engagement area on the first floor landing, until (and including) Friday 21stDecember.  We are delighted and incredibly proud of the students from St Swithun’s and Palmers Green High School whose work was chosen....

March 23rd, 2018

Spotlight: A Groundbreaking Maritime Border Deal, What Does it all Mean for Timor-Leste?

Welcome to our new series titled Spotlight, which gives our readers a quick news update focusing on developments that affect the countries where HART works. This week, we’re taking a look at the Treaty signed between Australia and Timor-Leste concerning their maritime boundaries. ...

March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| No voice but something to say

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. Yasemin Ismail and Desiree Ankrah, 13, won 2nd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Creative Category 2018 with their painting titled: No voice but something to say  Our entry is based on Nigeria and the problem that we are focusing on is the kidnapping of the girls by Boko Haram....

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....

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Why Education is important for Development and Democracy, and what does it mean to me?’

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. 
Joint 3rd place winner Alice Smith with Baroness Cox
Alice Smith, 14, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: ‘Why Education is important for Development and Democracy, and what does it mean to me? ...

January 18th, 2018

PAORINHER Exam Success!

HART would like to congratulate our Partner in Uganda, PAORINHER, whose students have excelled in their Primary Leaving Examinations.  PAORINHER works with children living with HIV, raising awareness and promoting reintegration of individuals and families....

November 30th, 2017

SWAN Campaigning for Equal Access to Education

HART’s partner SWAN (Shan Women’s Action Network) is campaigning to commemorate 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. They are urging the Government of Myanmar to address violence against women in education in Shan State and other ethnic areas, to take greater measures in promoting equal educational opportunities for young women and girls and to take steps towards achieving equality through the elimination of sexist materials and learning frameworks....

July 26th, 2017

The Urgent Need to Break Nigeria’s Menstruation Taboo

Nerfiti’s story (age 37) “I grew up in Nigeria until I was 17.  What I do remember is getting embarrassed when my mum told everyone that I got my period. We were in the Yoruba tribe. There are three major tribes in Nigeria: Yoruba, Ibo, and Hausa....
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