International Women’s Day 2012 – From Fear To Freedom

Karen Language Version KWO Statement for Int’l Women Day 2012 Date: 8th March 2012 “Women moving forward from Fear to Freedom” The Karen Women Organization (KWO) welcomes another International Women’s Day. One of the themes for this year is “FROM FEAR TO FREEDOM”. On March 8th each year, women around the world reflect on ourContinue reading “International Women’s Day 2012 – From Fear To Freedom”

Karen Women Organization condemns attempted rape of 22-year-old Karen woman by Burmese Army

Karen Women Organization P.O. Box 19, Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son, 58110, Thailand, Email: kwocentral@gmail.com Website: http://www.karenwomen.org Karen Women Organization condemns the attempted rape of a 22-year-old Karen woman by the Burmese Army  Date: March 5, 2012 The Karen Women Organization today has begun caring for a 22 year old mother who was viciously attackedContinue reading “Karen Women Organization condemns attempted rape of 22-year-old Karen woman by Burmese Army”

16 Days of Activism

During the Stopping Violence Against Women Day event in Mae Sariang attendees discussed the White Ribbon meaning and the story of the Unforgettable Butterflies. The Mirabel sisters, three women from the Dominican Republic who were assassinated for their political activism in the 1960s are known as the “Unforgettable Butterflies.”  They became a symbol of theContinue reading “16 Days of Activism”

Stop Violence Against Women’s Day at KWO Mae Sariang Office

Events were held, during the 16 Days of Activism, in all 7 Karen Refugee Camps. KWO organized this activity in some cases alone and in other in cooperation with other NGO’s, CBO’s, or Camp Committees. We have complete reports from 4 of those events held in Mae Ra Moo, Umphiem, Ei Tu Tah, and BangContinue reading “Stop Violence Against Women’s Day at KWO Mae Sariang Office”

Stop Violence Against Women Day Skit at Ei Tu Ta Refugee Camp

Violence Against Women Day Skit at Ei Tu Ta Refugee Camp

KWO had activities on Violence Against Women Day in refugee camps. During the events KWO presented information about violence against women along with having young people within our community perform skits to educate themselves and others.

Safe Houses

KWO seeks to provide a safe shelter and support services within the Karen refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border for needy and vulnerable women and children, especially survivors of sexual or gender based violence (SGBV). In 2009 – 2010, KWO operated 11 safe houses in 7 camps. KWO safe houses provide a temporary place ofContinue reading “Safe Houses”

Counseling Training at the KWO Office

Women from 5 camps are here at the KWO office being trained for 5 days on counseling. They want to get better at counseling women who have been victims of gender based violence in the camps. The energy and commitment of these women fills the room. They say there are two great parts of theContinue reading “Counseling Training at the KWO Office”