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

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 7Continue reading “KWO Message for the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women (English Version)”

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 InternallyContinue reading “Karen Women’s Organisation condemns Burmese Army Attacks on Kachin Villagers”

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 nowContinue reading “War and Peace – A woman’s view , Interview with KWO Secretary”

Time to End Sexual Violence In Burma

Photo: Reuters For too many people in Burma, the sound of gunfire and mortar bombs is a familiar one. For decades the Burmese army has relentlessly attacked civilians in Burma’s ethnic states. The United Nations has documented multiple possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Burmese army, which has deliberately targeted civilians.Continue reading “Time to End Sexual Violence In Burma”

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 KWOContinue reading “KWO 2011 – 2012 Two Year Update”

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_  

KWO Magazine in Skaw Karen

KWO puts out a quarterly magazine in Skaw Karen which are distributed through out the 7 Karen refugee camps.  Each magazine is passed between refugees being read by multiple people.  It is just one way we seek to keep our community up to date and informed. Use this link if you’d like to download orContinue reading “KWO Magazine in Skaw Karen”

KWO Magazine in Skaw Karen

KWO puts out a quarterly magazine in Skaw Karen which are distributed through out the 7 Karen refugee camps.  Each magazine is passed between refugees being read by multiple people.  It is just one way we seek to keep our community up to date and informed. Use this link if you’d like to download orContinue reading “KWO Magazine in Skaw Karen”

Women’s League of Burma Calls for Greater Women’s Participation in Peace Process

WLB Calling for Greater Women’s Participation in Peace Process (English Version) WLB Calling for Greater Women’s Participation in Peace Process (Burmese Version)