KWO Chair Person Speech on 34th Anniversary in Karen Version

Please download the full message here; KWO Chair Person Speech on 34th Anniversary of KWO On 5th of April 2019, KWO will mark the 34th Anniversary of KWO establishing. KWO would like to thanks all our donors, funders and all supporters for standing with KWO in promoting human rights, women’s rights, Child right, Gender equality,Continue reading “KWO Chair Person Speech on 34th Anniversary in Karen Version”

KWO Statement on International Women’s Day 2019

KWO Statement on International Women 2019 Burmese VersioThe Karen Women Organization (KWO) welcomes another International Women’s Day. Our themes for this year is “Courage to Speak, Ending Impunity Now”.  This year marks the 108th year of International Women’s Day. It is extremely important that we look back to celebrate the progress and achievements of womenContinue reading “KWO Statement on International Women’s Day 2019”

Karen Women’s Organization Receives International Women of Courage Award

Karen Women’s Organization International Women of Courage Award March 6, 2019 Naw K’nyaw Paw and the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) are honored this year to accept the “International Women of Courage Award” from the US State Department.  Naw K’nyaw Paw is accepting the award in Washington DC on behalf of the KWO. We were givenContinue reading “Karen Women’s Organization Receives International Women of Courage Award”

KWO Statement in Support of the Karenni Students’ Protest Against Burmanization

Karen Women’s Organization Statement in Support of the Karenni Students’ Protest Against Burmanization 12th February 2019 The Karen Women’s Organization calls on the NLD Government and the Burmese military-run police to show respect both for indigenous history and for peaceful protest.  We believe that before we can have true peace in our beloved land weContinue reading “KWO Statement in Support of the Karenni Students’ Protest Against Burmanization”

Uncertain Future!

From Karen Women’s Organization and Karen News The IDPs return home with dignity and safety? “We do not dare to go back because of the landmines that are planted in the fields where we make our living. If we go back, we could lose our limbs at any moment.” Currently, the Burma Army’s operations inContinue reading “Uncertain Future!”

KWO Supporting the Kachin Communities Worldwide Urgent Demand of the United Nations Security Council to Refer Burma to the International Criminal Court

Please click here to download the statement, English Version: KWO Statement on Supporting the Kachin Communities Worldwide Demands to UN English Version, 2018 Please click here to download the statement, Karen Version: KWO Statement on Supporting the Kachin Communities Worldwide Demands to UN Karen Version, 2018

SAW O MOO: Defender of Indigenous Karen Territories, the Environment and Way of Life

KWO sends our heartfelt condolences to the remaining members of Saw O Moo’s family in this very sad time after he was killed by Burma Army soldiers last month. In his honor, we want to share his life story and achievements with our friends and colleagues all over the world. That we may learn fromContinue reading “SAW O MOO: Defender of Indigenous Karen Territories, the Environment and Way of Life”

The Nightmare Returns: Karen Hopes for Peace and Stability Dashed by Burma Army’s Actions

On March 4th, the Burma Army began the largest and most coordinated deployment of troops into Karen State’s Mutraw (Hpapun) district since 2008, breaching the terms of the NCA and provoking multiple clashes with the Karen National Liberation Army’s (KNLA) 5th Brigade. Burma Army soldiers have indiscriminately targeted civilians while more than 2,400 villagers have been forcedContinue reading “The Nightmare Returns: Karen Hopes for Peace and Stability Dashed by Burma Army’s Actions”

KWO Celebrates 33rd Anniversary

On the occasion of KWO’s 33rd anniversary, April 5, 2018, we celebrate our successes while also looking at our challenges ahead and how to overcome them. KWO will have it’s largest celebration of the anniversary in the Taw Oo District of Karen State led by the KWO Central leadership. The celebration includes a sport competition, aContinue reading “KWO Celebrates 33rd Anniversary”

Third Karen Women’s Seminar held in Karen State

KWO is excited to announce the formation of a new a new “Karen Grassroots Women’s Network” which will strengthen the voice of Karen women in advocacy efforts.   KWO gathered women from a wide variety of Karen civil society organisations for the third Karen Women’s Seminar at the end of March 2018. The women discussed issues forContinue reading “Third Karen Women’s Seminar held in Karen State”