Message from KWO on the International Day of Peace

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 inContinue reading “Message from KWO on the International Day of Peace”

KWO ECD Project Seeks 2019 Funding

We are seeking funding in 2019-20 to continue our early childhood education project in 7 districts in Karen State including Ee Htu Hta IDP camp on the banks of the Salween River. The project provides support to 100 nursery schools. The nursery schools provide basic education, safe day-care services, and a nutritious lunch to anContinue reading “KWO ECD Project Seeks 2019 Funding”

KWO Responds to UN Statement

 Karen Women’s Organization KWO always called on the sanction targeted the Burma Army including their business. Unless they feel hurt they will never reform and change their mentality. They will continue to act with impunity. KWO welcome and support the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar exposes military business ties, calls for targeted sanctions and arms embargoesContinue reading “KWO Responds to UN Statement”

KWO Recognizes Mae Tao Clinic’s 30th Anniversary

June 22, 2019, Karen Women’s Organization recognized Mae Tao Clinic for their 30 years of service to stateless people and those most vulnerable in our community with this certificate. Congratulations on your 30th anniversary, Mae Tao Clinic! We were honored to celebrate with you today!

KWO Staff Faces Challenges in the Field

The working conditions for staff at KWO are not always easy, especially when going into the field to provide training, organizing trips, or monitoring our projects in the camps and in Karen State. Rarely everything goes exactly as planned, and many times our staff is faced with new problems and challenges. Despite the challenges andContinue reading “KWO Staff Faces Challenges in the Field”

Message from KWO on Stop Violence Against Women Day

Today is a very important day for all women all over the world. November 25th is the day when all people in the world should give their time to recognize and honor all the women who have suffered from violence and at the same time, make a commitment to stop the violence. Please see ourContinue reading “Message from KWO on Stop Violence Against Women Day”

KWO Special Education Project TOT Training

For the 2018-19-project period, KWO Special Education Project conducted TOT training in four places: Mae La and Ma Ra Moe, Bang Dong Yang, and Htam Him. Every year there are new teachers who need to be trained. From 9 to 18 May 2018, we conducted training for participants from three camps; Mae La, Umpiem andContinue reading “KWO Special Education Project TOT Training”

Early Childhood Development Education (TOT) Training

  In May 2018, the KWO Early Childhood Development Education project conducted TOT for project senior staff, field coordinators, trainers, head teachers and teachers. This TOT training had not been organized since 2014. In May we conducted this training in Mae Ra Moe camp. The training lasted 21 days starting on 7th May 2018 andContinue reading “Early Childhood Development Education (TOT) Training”

Refugee Activists Discuss Pressure to Return from Thai-Myanmar Border at Chiang Mai Seminar

At a public seminar in Thailand last week, Karen and Karenni officials raised concerns about the increasing pressure for refugees to return from the Thai-Myanmar border as international funding for camps dries up. “The refugees from the Thai-Myanmar border are not ready to return home,” said Naw Elizabeth, deputy director of the Karenni Education Department,Continue reading “Refugee Activists Discuss Pressure to Return from Thai-Myanmar Border at Chiang Mai Seminar”