KWO is urgently calling for support for those impacted by recent flooding in Ei Htu Hta camp. As of 24 August 2020, water levels in the Salween River continue to rise. As a result, recent flooding along the river banks has damaged homes in nearby villages and Ei Hta Hta IDP camp. The flooding hasContinue reading “Urgent Call for Support for Flood Victims”
As the Covid-19 situation in Thailand eases, and the kingdom gradually lifts movement restrictions, the needs of refugees living along the border with Myanmar in camps must not be overlooked. Over the past few months, the restrictions dealt a heavy blow to the refugee community, particularly on its most vulnerable, causing distress. Many of themContinue reading “Op-ed: Pandemic aftermath threatens refugee livelihoods”
Burma is suffering economic hardship during COVID-19 pandemic, and to relief the situation, they designed COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan and trying passing it through parliament. The designed plans will implement the interests of government’s and military elites and the plan will not benefit to ethnic peoples but will only brought challenges and disasters. Thus, togetherContinue reading “KWO Endorses Letter by Karen Peace Support Network”
14 August 2020: The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) condemns the arrest of three Karen organizers who were brought to a police station for questioning on Karen Martyrs’ Day in Yangon on 12 August 2020. Ma Sein Htwe is being charged under Article 19 of the Peaceful Procession and Peaceful Assembly law for organizing last year’sContinue reading “Statement Calling for Release of Karen Martyrs’ Day Organizers”
The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) is reinforcing our call for justice following the murder of Naw Mu Naw, a Karen woman who was shot and killed by two Burma Army soldiers on 16 July 2020. Shortly after, the Burma Army stated that the soldiers responsible had received the ‘maximum punishment’ through the military courts andContinue reading “KWO Statement Calls for Justice for Naw Mu Naw”
In recognition of the 70th Karen Martyr’s Day, KWO sends well wishes to Karen people all around the world, and reminds them to be strong, united and work together for a future that celebrates our history and values. Download the statement in Karen here.
On 5 August 2020, the General Secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization, Naw K’nyaw Paw, joined a panel discussion addressing the situation of refugees living along the Thai-Burma border. Her presentation can be viewed here in full.
The Karen Women’s Organization stands in solidarity with 4650 villagers who started marching at 7AM this morning from Taung Thone Lone Burma Army Post to Ka Ma Maung, Papun, demanding the immediate retreat and withdraw all Burma Army battalions from their villages. They’ll be marching today until 2PM. The act of resilience and defiance from theseContinue reading “KWO In Solidarity With Protesting Villagers Calling for Retreat of Burma Army Soldiers”
The Karen Women’s Organization strongly supports the demands of villagers from Dweh Lo township, Mutraw district, who are calling for the withdrawal of four Burma Army camps near their villages. We stand firmly with the 1,524 individuals who are protesting against the Burma Army for killing innocent civilians. Last week, Naw Mu Naw was shotContinue reading “The Karen Women’s Organization Supports Villagers Protesting Burma Army Abuses”
The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) condemns the brutal murder of a civilian woman, Mu Naw, who was killed at point-blank range in Karen State by two Burma Army soldiers. This unprovoked taking of a young woman’s life, a mother of three, is yet another stark and tragic reminder of the terrors the Burma Army isContinue reading “Statement: KWO Strongly Condemns Attack on Karen Civilian Woman by the Burma Army”