June 3rd, 2016
- The Irrawaddy reports on human rights abuses in Chang Mai. The Burma Army is accused of conducting extra-judicial killings, beatings and bombings.
Fresh reports of Burma Army torturing and killing civilians with impunity https://t.co/jlAs4CMn2E #nld #Burma #humanrights — HART-UK (@HARTnews) June 2, 2016
- At least 10 people were killed during protests by pro-Biafra campaigners as they marked the anniversary of the start of Nigeria’s civil war, police said on Tuesday.
May 27th, 2016
- The Myanmar government will allow exiled opposition activists who are still on an official “no-entry” blacklist to return to the Southeast Asian country within 100 days, said deputy foreign affairs minister Kyaw Tin on Thursday.
BBC News – Myanmar jade mine landslide kills at least 12 in Kachin https://t.co/IG39FGuCoQ — HART-UK (@HARTnews) May 24, 2016India
- Interesting new developments have taken place in India’s public transport systems as, according to The Independent, “Buses in India will be fitted with panic button alarms in an effort to protect women from sexual violence on public transport.” It has also been claimed that these buses will be equipped with CCTV and GPS tracking systems so that authorities are able to monitor public transport incidents in realtime.
May 20th, 2016
- Myanmar nationalists announced Wednesday that a series of protests were planned across major cities to demand that the government declare that there is no Rohingya ethnicity in the country.
April 29th, 2016
- According to The Irrawaddy, Karen freedom fighters from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) have joined forces with the Arakan Army (AA) to fight against the Burma Army.
- It is rumoured that a new bill which aims to revive Burma’s 1975 State Protection Law might be submitted to Parliament.
April 21st, 2016
April 8th, 2016News from HART
April 1st, 2016
- The shortlist for the HART Prize for Human Rights has been chosen! Thank you to all entrants who participated – we have thoroughly enjoyed the broad spectrum and extremely high quality of your work ranging from art and essays to documentaries and musical compositions.
March 11th, 2016
- This week, we have been celebrating Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day by publishing blog posts written by interns and HART Ambassadors on the themes of maternal health and gender equality. Click here to read the full blog series – more blogs to come at the weekend!
February 19th, 2016
- We have a new job vacancy for the position of Finance Manager at HART. Application deadline is on 7th March.
- Read the visit report from HART’s most recent visit to Sudan and South Sudan.
- HART will be at the London International Development Conference 2016 this Saturday – come and say hello if you are there!
February 12th, 2016
- Guest blogger, Talia Augustine, discusses palliative care in Uganda and how one organisation is working to change attitudes towards terminal illness.
- The deadline for the HART Prize for Human Rights is nearly upon us! If you’re aged 13-25 and passionate about human rights then you may be interested in a chance to win a number of prizes, including a trip to Nagorno-Karabakh.