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 […]

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, a […]

KWO Receives Women of Change Award

KWO was awarded a Women of Change award by the United States Embassy in Rangoon.  The Women of Change Award is a U.S.Embassy initiative “to recognize Myanmar women who have made significant and lasting contributions to their communities…”   DVB coverage Burmese Karen news coverage – English Irrawaddy Coverage – English Frontier – Myanmar Coverage – English

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 […]

Mother Tongue Advocacy Group Launched – MINE (Myanmar/Burma Indigenous Network for Education)

Friday 21st February – International Mother Language Day “Its MINE”: Indigenous groups claim their rights through new network for education in Myanmar. The Myanmar/Burma Indigenous Network for Education (MINE) was launched on Friday 21st February, International Mother language day. An ethnic education seminar hosted by the Karen Teacher Working Group (KTWG) from 12 – 14 […]

KWO 2011 – 2012 Two Year Update

KWO is pleased to provide our 2011/12-update report including programs currently running in the community, challenges and successes, financial reports, KWO special activities and a Call to Action. One thing that remains true throughout KWO’s 28 years of service is our commitment to the Empowerment, Equality, and Freedom of all Karen women. Thank you to KWO […]

KWO 6th Congress Short Movie

 

“Nothing About Us Without Us” Video on Refugee Return with KWO Secretary Dah Eh Kler

Burma Partnership released this video about refugee’s views on repatriation and the current process.  Filmed and Directed by Timothy Syrota The video features refugees, human rights leaders, and UNHCR.  KWO has been a leading voice for refugee direct participation in planning and implementing any refugee return once conditions make return possible.  We do not believe […]

Karen Women’s Seminar results in new organization: Karen Women for Peace

Responding to Karen Women Participation as provided in UNSCR 1325 Date: 28th, November 2012 The first Karen Women Seminar was successfully held from 24th to 26th of November 2012. The meeting was attended by more than 40 Karen women who are working in a wide variety of fields including education, health, social work, emergency assistance, […]

Karen People’s Forum Statement and Press Release Regarding the Peace Proces and Mega Development Projects

  Use this link if you’d like to download or read it. Karen People’s Forum Statement _Burmese_ Karen People’s Forum Statement (English) Karen People’s Forum Statement (Karen) Press Release (English) Press Release (Karen) Press Release _Burmese_