March 27th, 2018

Baroness Cox in Parliament: Oral question on Nigeria

Yesterday, Baroness Cox raised the situation in Nigeria in the House of Lords, asking Her Majesty’s Government for their assessment of ongoing civilian attacks by Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsmen.  Baroness Cox To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Nigeria, with particular reference to attacks on civilians by Boko Haram and the Fulani....

March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| Snatched

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. Rachel Rotimi, 19, won joint 1st place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Creative Category 2018 with her art titled:   Snatched  In this piece I hoped to depict the tragic kidnapping of the 276 Chibok girls in Borno State, Nigeria in April 2014 by the terrorist group- Boko Haram....

February 26th, 2018

The Neglected Crisis of Fulani Herdsmen Violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt Region

Since the founding of the Nigerian republic farmer-herder conflicts have been a pervasive cause of violence and death in the country. Nowhere is this seen more than in the middle belt areas with localised conflicts between muslim ethnic Fulani herders and various Christian farming communities....

February 16th, 2018

Will Boko Haram finally be brought to justice?

It is hard to forget the global social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls that erupted in 2014 following the abduction of 276 school girls by militant Islamist group Boko Haram. The raid was part of Boko Haram’s on-going insurgency, seeking to establish an unyielding Islamic state in northeast Nigeria for the past nine years....

February 9th, 2018

‘Escalation of attacks against Christians in Northern Nigeria’ – Baroness Cox releases an update on the current situation

Baroness Cox has released a Briefing Report today addressing the ongoing attacks against the Christian community in Northern Nigeria. HART shares Baroness Cox’s concerns as we work closely with our partners and communities in Northern Nigeria....

January 12th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 12/01/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features a letter signed by Baroness Cox to the Government, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work. Letter to the UK Government to redouble efforts in South Sudan: Baroness Cox co-signed a letter to the UK Government to increase peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan. ...

December 15th, 2017

HART Weekly Review 15/12/17

This week’s HART Weekly Review includes blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work Blogs Shan women become victims of trafficking in Thailand: The people from Shan State are one of the groups whom have suffered exceptionally similar atrocities to the Rohingya people....

October 4th, 2017

Fulani Herdsmen On A Deadly Mission

The following is a guest blog written by Ewalina U. Ochab.  Since 2014, Nigeria has gained a lot of international attention due to the mass abductions of girls and women by the terror group Boko Haram, especially after 14 April 2014, when they kidnapped 276 girls between 16 and 18 years of age from a secondary school in Chibok....

August 9th, 2017

What Happened to #BringBackOurGirls ?

The Nigerian army claims Boko Haram has been “technically defeated” meanwhile deadly terror attacks continue, but where is all the press coverage?   113 still missing It has been over three years since the abduction of 276 girls from a secondary boarding school in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria on 14 April 2014 by the terrorist group Boko Haram....

July 19th, 2017

House of Lords Debate, 18th July 2017: Oral question on the recent developments in the Northern and Central Belt States in Nigeria

Baroness Cox To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in the Northern and Central Belt States in Nigeria. Baroness Goldie (Con) My Lords, we are deeply concerned by recurrent clashes involving pastoralists such as herdsmen and local farmers over land, farming rights, grazing routes and access to water....
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