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 given […]

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 in […]

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 forced […]

KWO Statement on International Women’s Day

KWO Statement in Karen Version: KWO Statement in English Version:  

KWO Message: On-Going Use of Rape by Burma Army

16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women KWO Message: On-going Sexual Violence by Burma Army During this current 16 Day Campaign to increase awareness about Violence Against Women, KWO feels obligated to raise our voices about the on-going use of rape and other forms of violence against women by the Burma Army. In […]

KWO Message International Day to Stop Violence against Women

Today is the special day, recognized in the world, to bring attention to efforts to stop violence against women. The 25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and is also the opening day for the annual Campaign that will last for 16 days and which highlights community-based activism […]

KWO Conducted Monitoring Trip for Nursery School Project in Mu Traw District

On the 22nd of September a team of KWO Central leaders and staff conducted a monitoring trip to the Mu Traw District nursery schools located in Noh Paw Htee and Ken Daw villages supported by KWO. The team met with teachers and local KWO leaders responsible for the schools, observed schools in operation with teachers […]

Follow up Updates on KWO Need Assessments in Htee Thay Khee and Naw Hta Villages

KWO conducted a need assessment in Htee Thay Khee and Naw Hta, between the 18 – 20 Sept 2016. The total number of IDPs is 530 and they are from Ler Peh Dea,Jay Baw Klo, Thay Kaw, Poe Chit Lea, Nya Mer Tay Hta, Oo Moo Kee and Mae Wah village.The latest number of newly […]

KWO Marks International Women’s Day

Thousands of Karen people joined KWO in celebrating International Women’s Day in 8 sites in both the refugee camps and inside Karen State Burma.  KWO marked the day by calling for the Government of Burma, the Karen National Union and other EAO’s to meet their commitments to women and include them in decision making roles […]