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 Statement on International Women’s Day

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

KWO Campaign, Stop Domestic Violence Against Women and Children, 16 Days of Activism

On the 23rd of November, KWO members and leaders were excited to launch our 16 day International Days for the Elimination of Violence against Women Campaign.  The KWO campaign focus this year, is  “Stop Domestic Violence Against Women and Children”.  We will have activities in 7 Karen Refugees Camps and 7 districts in Karen State for members […]

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 Message on International Human Rights Day, English Version

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”

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 […]