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January 8th, 2016

Opinion: The Case for Peace Education in Uganda’s National Curriculum

“Societies spend money training doctors to heal the ill. Why should not they also educate their citizens to conduct affairs nonviolently?”[1]   Reflecting on the above question posed by peace education scholars Harris and Morrison, anyone familiar with Uganda’s post-independence socio-political history will appreciate its relevance....

December 16th, 2015

Partner Update from India: Operation Mercy’s work with the Devadasi

A Christmas greeting and update from Operation Mercy, our partner working in India, in their own words… “Greetings from the Good Shepherd Clinic team, Belgaum.  We would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and joyful 2016. ...

December 1st, 2015

The Need for Education in the Midst of Conflict

During periods of conflict, aid funding for education falls in preference, with humanitarian organisations choosing to focus on food and health provisions. An Education for All report has shown that aid for education has fallen overall since 2010 by around £850 million, with around only 10% of aid going to the sector....

November 26th, 2015

Conflict and Development in South Sudan

Conflict in South Sudan has been almost constant since Sudan’s independence from British Colonialism when the British Administration ‘handed over’ jurisdiction over the South to the North, unifying them into one state. Wars for South Sudan’s independence followed leading to a Comprehensive Peace Agreement being signed in 2005 with South Sudan eventually gaining independence from Sudan in 2011....

June 9th, 2015

Update on Mai Adiko Project in Jos, Nigeria

This is an update from Canon Hassan John, coordinator of the Mai Adiko Peace and Reconciliation Project, located in Rayfield in the city of Jos, Nigeria. The project brings together members of the Christian and Muslim communities for skill-sharing, sports, business generation and other activities....

May 20th, 2015

Nagorno-Karabakh, My thoughts and experiences

An anonymous writer visited Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh independently in January 2015. Here, he shares his reflections. We all crowded round the shanty minibus that morning as a man approached me slowly on account of my rucksack. It was a misty winter morning on the outskirts of Yerevan, the Armenian capital....

December 3rd, 2014

HART Winter 2014 Newsletter

HART’s Winter Newsletter has been released today! For this edition, we asked our partners for their reflections on 2014, and their hopes for the coming year. This newsletter is full of their remarkable stories, achievements and ideas. It also contains details of our new online gift shop, launched today – just in time for Christmas!...

August 26th, 2014

India: Education and the Caste System Today

Guest blogger Shona Buchanan discusses the challenges facing India’s ‘untouchables’ in access to education. The Indian government, in the 1950 national constitution of India, officially abolished untouchability in the country. However, the system lives on in India today, having been ingrained into the state and its culture for hundreds of years....

July 24th, 2014

Rohingya women: the invisible gender of a stateless people

Described by the UN as one of “the most persecuted minorities in the world”, the Rohingya people in Burma are victims of state sponsored persecution and extreme racial discrimination. Through denial of citizenship, the Burmese government dehumanises the Rohingya people, and this rejection of their humanity leads to immense breaches of their human rights....

August 15th, 2013

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth To Be a Mother: Childbirth in South Sudan

“The thinly framed father sat mesmerised by his fragile wife and baby as they lay huddled amidst dirty sheets on their metal framed bed.  Born a few weeks early, the baby seemed no bigger than a tiny sack of sugar.  Untrained staff in the ramshackle, dust covered ward had suggested letting the baby die. ...
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