KWO Conducted Need Assessment at Mae Tha Waw Areas

Recent fighting between the DKBA and BGF broke out on 2 September 2016 forcing more than 4000 people to run for safety in the Myaing Gyi Ngu Monestery   On 18th September a few KWO Senior staff went to Htee Thay Khee and Naw Tar Villages to assess the needs of the villagers in the Mae Tha Waw areas.There are 32 families with a total of 194 people, more than half children under 17 years old. Their urgent needs are household and kitchen materials, food, clothing, plastic covers for roofing, shoes, mosquitoes nets and other things.  We will continue to update people and work on serving these people.

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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.

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