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November 18th, 2019

Mental Health: How a lack of education & funding has led to the inhumane care of mental health suffers

Globally, poor mental health has become a very prevalent issue in the past five years. In 2018, one Nigerian hospital in Lagos saw a 22% increase of new patients being admitted due to mental health conditions and a 50% increase in the number of patients struggling with substance abuse....

November 11th, 2019

An Education Crisis: why are so many Nigerian children missing out on school?

Out of almost 83 million under 15 years olds in Nigeria, 13.2 million are out of school. UNICEF found that one in every five children out of school globally are from Nigeria. Currently in Nigeria, 94.7 million people are living in extreme poverty (living on under $1.90 per day) and education is one essential tool for anyone, anywhere to have an opportunity to escape it....

November 1st, 2019

The rise of deadly extremism in Nigeria

Violence has been rife in Nigeria for over 30 years. However the combination of a growing population and a mix of weather related factors has lead to a significant increase in ethnoreligious attacks in the last decade. Northern Nigeria and the middle-belt have been sieged as Hausa ethnicity dominated regions and heavily dominated by groups such as Boko Haram and other militant Islam groups....

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? ...
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