Baby Kit Monitoring trip to Doo Tha Htu, Taw Oo, Kler Lwee Htu and Doo Pla Ya Districts

In March and April, 2013 KWO were able to conduct Baby Kits Project Monitoring trip to four of the districts inside Karen state of Burma. Please kindly see some pictures that were taken during the trip at different district. We were very surprised to see many men accompanied their wives. And in some cases they helped their wives answered the question by explaining how the kits benefit for their family. please see the slide show below;

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Baby Kit Monitoring Trip: Reflections from the field

KWO Staff:

“I feel fulfilled and happy when I give Baby Kits to mothers and newborns in the village. I get to see the joy the kits bring to the women and their families. So many women like the Baby Kits that they ask us for more Kits.”

— KWO Baby Kit Project Staff

Baby Kit Recipients:

“My husband travels very far from our village to look for a job and I have no one at home to support me and my three children. I do not have enough money to buy the things that are in the Baby Kits that I get from KWO. I feel very happy and not stressed when I get the Kit. KWO also gives me encouragement and support to help me feel more stronger and confident.”

— Baby Kit Recipient

“I am not in good health and it is very difficult for me to support my family. When I got the Baby Kit I felt much joy because I was able to provide for my family and keep my baby healthy.”

— Baby Kit Recipient

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“When I got the Baby Kit I was able to keep my baby healthy. Before I was not able to wash my baby with soap and now I keep my baby clean with soap and keep my baby healthy.”

— Baby Kit Recipient

“I appreciate the care and dedication KWO shows to my community. I like knowing that KWO is there to support us and help us.”

— Baby Kit Recipient

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About Karen Women Organisation

The Karen Women Organisation was formed in 1949 and has a membership of over 64,100 women. KWO is a community-based organisation of Karen women working in development and relief in the refugee camps on the Thai border and with IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) and women inside Burma. Since our formation in 1949 we have expanded our focus from one of purely social welfare to try to encourage an awareness of Women's Rights and to promote women’s participation in the community decision making and political processes. The objectives of the KWO  To assist women in the endeavour to be free from all forms of oppression.  To promote and empower women in all spheres of life, including education and general living standards.  To encourage women to participate in the struggle for freedom, democracy and equality.  To develop women's knowledge, ability and skills, including political and organizational skills.  To achieve the rights of women and equal status with men.  To promote and maintain Karen culture and traditions.  To improve the well-being of women and children and to increase their access to adequate health, education and welfare services. KWO aims to empower women through offering various capacity building trainings to teach skills, build confidence and create new opportunities so that women will be better able to solve problems. We are working hard to educate ourselves and our communities so that we can work more effectively and advocate for our struggle on the international stage. We believe that women’s contribution is an essential factor in the peace-building and national reconciliation processes of Burma.