Media Release From the Karen Peace Support Network: Burma Army Kills Karen Community Leader Shopping for Food

Media Release From the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) For Immediate Release 2nd April 2020 Burma Army Kills Karen Community Leader Shopping for Food On the evening of 31st March at around 7 pm, the Burma Army killed a Karen community leader who was shopping for food along with other villagers. He had previously gathered communityContinue reading “Media Release From the Karen Peace Support Network: Burma Army Kills Karen Community Leader Shopping for Food”

Bangladesh: End Internet Blackout to Protect Public Health of Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

50 organizations call for end to communication restrictions and fencing in Cox’s Bazar The Karen Women’s Organization joins calls to the Bangladesh government to restore mobile internet access and halt the construction of barbed wire fencing around the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar District. Read the full-statement in English here.

KWO Condemns Burma Army’s Indiscriminate Firing on Villagers in Rakhine and Chin States

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) calls for the immediate withdrawal of the Burmese Army from civilian areas in Rakhine and Chin States, based on the deteriorating human rights situation and the reopening of internet access. The rise in attacks on civilians shows a blatant disregard for the lives of innocent villagers and rule of law.Continue reading “KWO Condemns Burma Army’s Indiscriminate Firing on Villagers in Rakhine and Chin States”

KWO Report: “Kill Me Instead of Them”

We are pleased to announce the release of our publication, “Kill Me Instead of Them,” a report on the resilience of Karen women village chiefs. Download the report: Karen English Download the briefer: Karen English We will soon share a version in Burmese as well. Thank you to our friends at Asia Justice and RightsContinue reading “KWO Report: “Kill Me Instead of Them””

Media Advisory: Invitation to Report Launch

KWO is excited to announce the upcoming launch of our latest publication, ‘Kill Me Instead of Them’: A Report on the Resilience of Karen Women Village Chiefs, on International Women’s Day. All our welcome to join us on 8 March 2020 from That Bay Hta at KECD Meeting Hall in Karen State. Read our MediaContinue reading “Media Advisory: Invitation to Report Launch”

Statement:The Karen Grassroots Women’s Network (KGWN) condemns the arrest of Karen human rights defenders

The Karen Grassroots Women’s Network (KGWN) condemns the arrest of Karen human rights defenders Naw Ohn Hla, U Maung Oo, U Nge (aka) U Hsan Hlaing and Daw Sanda Myint who have been charged under the Peaceful Assembly Act 19/20. The activists joined demonstrations with residents of the Shwe Mya Sandi Housing Project after occupantsContinue reading “Statement:The Karen Grassroots Women’s Network (KGWN) condemns the arrest of Karen human rights defenders”

KWO Statement in Support of Boycott of Military Companies

KWO supports calls for a boycott of Burmese military companies. We call on the people of Burma to boycott products made by Burmese military companies, and we call on foreign embassies and donors in Burma to introduce policies to ensure that their money does not reach military companies. The statement is available in: English  KWOContinue reading “KWO Statement in Support of Boycott of Military Companies”