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October 20th, 2015

Twenty-Eight New States: The Controversy Surrounding President Kiir’s Announcement

On 2nd October, President Kiir ordered, by presidential decree, the establishment of 28 federal states in South Sudan, increasing the number from 10. The announcement is a complete reversal of Kiir’s original standpoint. During the recent peace process, Kiir rejected the opposition’s proposals for the implementation of 21 federal states....

September 8th, 2015

Opinion: South Sudan’s Peace Agreement

Olivia Rosenstrom looks at the new South Sudan peace deal signed on the 26th of August…  Success at last? South Sudan’s peace talks commenced in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in August of 2014. For months, fighting continued in parallel with discussions of peace....

May 22nd, 2015

HART Weekly News Round Up (22/05/2015): Rohingya Refugee Crisis, and other stories from around the world

  Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Burma by boat have made international headlines this week. Petitions for ASEAN members and the international community to take action and end the humanitarian crisis for the refugees stranded at sea have been partially successful. ...

May 13th, 2015

New HART Newsletter Released Today!

We are delighted to announce the release of HART’s latest newsletter. Download your copy here!  This edition focuses on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan. We wanted to share some of the stories we heard on our visit earlier this year, and the perspectives of those we met. 
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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....

November 5th, 2014

Petition to members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development– immediate embargo on arms supplies to South Sudan

More than 50 South Sudanese and international human rights and humanitarian organisations, including HART, have called on members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to immediately impose an arms embargo on South Sudan. The group is also press...

October 9th, 2014

Joint letter to the AU Commission of Enquiry regarding arms flows into South Sudan

The South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA), together with 15 other South Sudanese organizations and with the support of 5 international non-governmental organizations, including HART, have written to the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan to highlight th...

August 20th, 2014

Friends and Diaspora of South Sudan Urge Leaders to Choose Peace

Baroness Cox has joined a group of 91 individuals and organisations in writing to South Sudanese leaders, urging them to immediately end the conflict, commit to the peace process and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid. The press release follows, and the full text of the letter can be downloaded below. ...

June 12th, 2014

Sexual violence in Sudan and Burma: Baroness Cox responds to the Queens’ Speech

In her contribution to the debate on the Queens’ Speech, Baroness Cox highlighted the plight of women suffering from sexual violence in war, particularly in places where Governments allow it to continue with impunity. Baroness Cox reminded peers that all is not well...

May 6th, 2014

Conflict in South Sudan: how does it affect women?

Often the abuses that women and girls face during conflicts are ignored and under reported, especially when it comes to sexual violence, due to fear of social stigma and punishment. It is important to draw attention to the way in which conflict affects women and men differently....
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