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:
  • Message from KWO on the International Day of Peace

    September 20, 2019 by

    In the lead up to the International Day of Peace, KWO recognizes the commitments made by women advocates and peace-builders in their community. At the national level, women continue to be under-represented. Their voices speak to change, resilience and much needed efforts to resolve Burma’s civil war. We know that their participation – especially in… Read more

  • 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

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