Welcome to Karen Women’s Organization (KWO)




KWO Mission

KWO is an ethnic women’s community-based organization that empowers women so they have capacity and power to solve their own problems and participate in decision-making that will affect their lives.

KWO participates in the struggle to stop all kinds of oppression of women and of children and provides support for communities in the Thai-Burma border and in Karen State, Burma.

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KWO Vision

In a federal Burma, all communities have gender equality, the protection and promotion of indigenous people’s rights, human rights, and justice.

Featured blog posts:
  • Naw K’nyaw speaks to Sydney Morning Herald

    September 5, 2019 by

    General Secretary of KWO -Naw K’nyaw Paw- is featured in the Sydney Morning Herald highlighting the major decrease in funding to the refugee camps and the negative impact this is having on the mental health of those living there. The article touches on many key issues, including the challenges of refugee return, support for those… Read more

  • KWO ECD Project Seeks 2019 Funding

    August 8, 2019 by

    We are seeking funding in 2019-20 to continue our early childhood education project in 7 districts in Karen State including Ee Htu Hta IDP camp on the banks of the Salween River. The project provides support to 100 nursery schools. The nursery schools provide basic education, safe day-care services, and a nutritious lunch to an… Read more

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Picture credits for women in fields and two boys – Saw Mort

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