December 13th, 2019
Whilst Aung San Suu Kyi continues to stay silent in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the claim that the Burmese military used systematic sexual violence and rape against Rohingya Muslim women and girls, it has been found that male victims of sexual violence are keeping silent in Bangladesh’s refugee camps....
December 12th, 2019
Burma’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has defended her government against accusations of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.
Yesterday the Nobel Peace Prize laureate spoke in the UN ICJ stating that the case against Burma was “incomplete and incorrect”....
May 10th, 2018
Baroness Cox brought to the forefront the plight of the Shan and Kachin people during a Parliamentary debate on ‘Recent developments in Myanmar’.
In recent weeks, the fighting in Kachin State has intensified, displacing 6000 people, killing hundreds and trapping 3000 in conflict zones....
February 14th, 2018
Baroness Cox (Crossbench) posed another 4 questions to the Government about recent Sudanese arrests of protesters, specifically the treatment of women. Answers have come from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State).
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many women they estimate are currently detained in Sudan following the protests that began on 7 January
UK Embassy officials are raising our concerns with the Government of Sudan about those detained following recent protests, including at a bilateral meeting on 21 January and through a public statement by EU ambassadors in Sudan on 30 January....
August 22nd, 2016
Who’s beyond ‘One Humanity’?
As we celebrate ‘One Humanity’ on World Humanitarian Day we want to introduce the work of our great partners to show their amazing work and how they live the spirit of ‘One Humanity’ day by day.
November 25th, 2015
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To commemorate, we are sharing this update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation
highlighting ongoing impunity of sexual violence in Burma and photos from Shan Women’s Action Network below....
June 18th, 2015
Within days of the brutal gang rape of Jyoti Singh on 16th
December 2012, thousands of women and men had taken to the streets of New Delhi and marched in an expression of anger and shock at the perpetrators of the attack and the circumstances under which it had taken place....
May 21st, 2015
A new report from Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) detailing ongoing human rights abuses, land expropriation and military offensives committed by the Burmese Army against the ethnic national peoples in Burma.
The report is based upon findings from a recent visit to Burma, with interviews conducted with IDPs within Shan State and representatives from Community Based Organisations (CBOs) working with the Shan, Kachin, Karen and Karenni people....
March 3rd, 2015
This is the fourth article in HART’s blog series for International Women’s Day 2015. Yesterday, Alice Robinson provided an introduction to sexual violence in conflict, this blog will explore the issue in more depth. Read the whole series here.