The Karen Women Organization successfully convened its 8th Congress from the 29th of June to the 1st of July 2023. The congress brought together 125 representatives from 7 districts Kawthoolei, refugee camps, KWO Central, invited organizations, and special guests. The event took place at a special area within KWO Central.A notable highlight of this congress was the remarkable increase in the number of young women representatives. Fifty-four young women, most of whom were graduates from the Karen Young Women Leadership School and others were actively involved in KWO at district and township levels, joined the congress. Their presence showcased the ongoing commitment to empower and uplift the next generation of Karen women leaders.
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