March 2nd, 2018

Spotlight: EU conclusions on the situation in Burma

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 recent EU adoptions aimed at resolving the Human Rights Violations in Burma. ...

February 19th, 2018

Burma’s Landmines: Lessons from Nagorno-Karabakh

Burma is currently experiencing a mass exodus of refugees and thousands of internally displaced (IDP) caused by decades of armed conflict between the Military junta and ethnic Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG’s). Locals face landmine attacks, utilised by Government forces (Tatmadaw) and NSAGs to secure territory and resources from opposition groups....

February 2nd, 2018

HART Weekly Review 02/02/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features our Press Release and Report from HART’s recent visit to Sudan, and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Press Release “There was nobody to help us”: During HART’s recent visit to Sudan we heard reports of Khartoum’s continued offensive against the villagers of Blue Nile, causing further displacement and severe food insecurity....

January 19th, 2018

Press Release by Action for Shan State Rivers 15/01/18

Action for Shan State Rivers (ASSR) released a statement on the 15th January 2018 to oppose an environmental assessment that will push through various dam-building projects along the Salween River, Eastern Shan State, Burma. Shans angered by IFC hydropower meeting in Taunggyi amidst escalating conflict and blocked peace dialogues Action for Shan State Rivers (ASSR) strongly opposes the hydropower stakeholder discussion being held in Taunggyi today, which is part of a series of meetings to “finalize” a countrywide strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for hydropower development organised by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) since 2016....

December 14th, 2017

Shan women become victims of trafficking in Thailand

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people has recently been exposed by the media, finally mounting pressure on the international community to confront the unacceptable violent campaign by Burma’s security forces. Meanwhile, ethnic groups on the other side of the country are suffering in silence, with essential international aid which they are dependent on, being withdrawn....

August 22nd, 2016

World Humanitarian Day: One Humanity in Burma I

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....

August 15th, 2016

21 Century Panglong Conference: A step towards peace?

  Almost everyone in Burma is familiar with the Panglong Conference of 1947. Schoolbooks portrayed it as the moment when the country’s entire ethnic group came together to join a union after gaining independence from the British colonial rule....

January 19th, 2016

New Report: ‘Humane Commerce’ on the legal implications of large-scale developments in Burma

HART published a report in March, ‘Large-Scale Developments in Burma: Uncovering Trends in Human Rights Abuse‘ focusing on the detrimental effects large-scale developments are having on locals in the border areas of Burma. This publication offers updates on issues dealt with in the March report, as well as exploring other matters of concern....

November 25th, 2015

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women | Shan Human Rights Foundation Update

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....

November 18th, 2015

What Next for Burma?

Despite the trickle of the last few constituencies left to declare their results, the outcome of last Sunday’s election is clear – the National League for Democracy (NLD) have won by a landslide. The NLD have claimed more than 75% of all seats called in both the regional and union legislatures....
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