KWO New Report: Salt In The Wound

On this important day, 25th of November we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Today we pay tribute to all women who have suffered violence, and we honour your strength. As part of KWO’s efforts to eliminate violence against women, we take part every year in the “16 Days of Activism” Campaign, […]

KWO Press Release on Launching New Report “Salt in the Wound”

KWO Formal Message on 65th Karen Martyr’s Day, 12th August, 2015 Karen Version

KWO Formal Message on 65th Karen Martyr’s Day 2015.pdf Karen Version In recognition and remembrance of our up coming 65th Karen Martyr’s Day, KWO Central sending out our Formal Message to all Karen People to remind all of us of the important day for our Karen people. May all Karen Martyr’s souls rest in peace! May all […]

Strong Evidence Supporting the Tragic Conclusion that Two Kachin Teachers Have Been Raped and Murdered by Burmese Army

KWO Supports the statements below from the Women’s League of Burma and the Kachin Women’s Association.  It is time for these horrific human rights violations to end. (statements below in English and Burmese)

Ethnic Women ‘Ignored, Abused And Victimized’

 In an exclusive interview with Karen News, the Secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO), a community based organisation representing more than 49,000 women including refugees in Thailand and internally displaced persons inside Burma, said that ethnic women were second-class citizens in their own country. “We are not only ignored, we are being abused and […]

KWO delighted to anounce the launch of the revised and updated version of ARM (Automatic Response Mechanism)

We pay tribute to the women and girls from Burma who have suffered great injustices, but whose courage and strength inspire us. Today, the 5th of April 2014 is KWO Day and we are pleased to announce the launch of the revised and updated version of ARM (Automatic Response Mechanism). ARM is intended to be […]

KWO Message for the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women (English Version)

 Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) Message for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women  On this day, 25th November 2013, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, KWO is launching a 16-Day Campaign calling for the elimination of violence against women. The awareness raising campaign will take place in the 7 […]

Karen Women’s Organisation condemns Burmese Army Attacks on Kachin Villagers

This past Tuesday, 22 October, the Burmese Army brutally attacked 2 villages in Southern Kachin State.  This is in direct violation of the agreement signed by the Government and the Kachin National Organisation just 12 days previously.  The attack was launched by 7 Burmese army battalions.  These attacks affected several camps where approximately 2400 Internally […]

War and Peace – A woman’s view , Interview with KWO Secretary

Naw K’nyaw Paw, an executive member of the Karen Women’s Organization, in an exclusive interview with Karen News spoke about the need for women to be included in peace talks as stipulated under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the impact of drugs and gambling on family life and the added stresses women now […]