Statement on KWO Day

Today, April 5 2020, the Karen Women’s Organization celebrates 35 years of work committed to community leadership and women driven advocacy. We are pleased to share our statement celebrating our continued efforts as well as recognizing the work of the following women’s leaders who recieved awards from KWO: Outstanding Karen Women Dedicating Herself to KarenContinue reading “Statement on KWO Day”

Media Release From the Karen Peace Support Network: Burma Army Kills Karen Community Leader Shopping for Food

Media Release From the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) For Immediate Release 2nd April 2020 Burma Army Kills Karen Community Leader Shopping for Food On the evening of 31st March at around 7 pm, the Burma Army killed a Karen community leader who was shopping for food along with other villagers. He had previously gathered communityContinue reading “Media Release From the Karen Peace Support Network: Burma Army Kills Karen Community Leader Shopping for Food”

Bangladesh: End Internet Blackout to Protect Public Health of Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

50 organizations call for end to communication restrictions and fencing in Cox’s Bazar The Karen Women’s Organization joins calls to the Bangladesh government to restore mobile internet access and halt the construction of barbed wire fencing around the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar District. Read the full-statement in English here.

KWO Condemns Burma Army’s Indiscriminate Firing on Villagers in Rakhine and Chin States

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) calls for the immediate withdrawal of the Burmese Army from civilian areas in Rakhine and Chin States, based on the deteriorating human rights situation and the reopening of internet access. The rise in attacks on civilians shows a blatant disregard for the lives of innocent villagers and rule of law.Continue reading “KWO Condemns Burma Army’s Indiscriminate Firing on Villagers in Rakhine and Chin States”

KWO Report: “Kill Me Instead of Them”

We are pleased to announce the release of our publication, “Kill Me Instead of Them,” a report on the resilience of Karen women village chiefs. Download the report: Karen English Download the briefer: Karen English We will soon share a version in Burmese as well. Thank you to our friends at Asia Justice and RightsContinue reading “KWO Report: “Kill Me Instead of Them””