Do not make us run again: Burma Army Road Is NOT A Road to Peace

“We don’t want civil-war anymore – we just want to live in peace.” In the latest video from the Salween Peace Park, civilians and leaders call for the Burma Army to retreat from their villagers and to halt construction plans for their new military road. These attempts to control Karen territory undermine ethnic preservation ofContinue reading “Do not make us run again: Burma Army Road Is NOT A Road to Peace”

KWO Joins 49-Local Organisations Against World Bank’s $250 million Eastern Burma project

The Peaceful and Prosperous Communities Project (PPCP)’s stated objective is “to address the significant and historical underinvestment in public infrastructure, services, and support for market-oriented activities in areas of Myanmar that have suffered from long-running conflicts.” At the current time and in its current form, the project could undermine the rights of our Karen communities,Continue reading “KWO Joins 49-Local Organisations Against World Bank’s $250 million Eastern Burma project”

Statement on The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. KWO is in solidarity with continued calls to end violence against women – not just during the 16-day Campaign but every day. Our theme, ‘Use your Power to Protect’ is reinforced by an urgency for those with authority to use their power responsibly.Continue reading “Statement on The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”

KWO Welcomes Winners of Human Rights Tulip Myanmar 2019

We are so proud of Women’s League of Burma (WLB) to be recognised by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as a recipient of the Human Rights Tulip Award! KWO is a founding member of WLB and long-time supporter of the grassroots advocacy that our sisters lead. A member of the KWO Central Executive CommitteeContinue reading “KWO Welcomes Winners of Human Rights Tulip Myanmar 2019”

Karen Grassroots Women’s Network Holds Seminar in Hpa An

The Karen Grassroots Women Network successfully organised and ran the 4th annual Karen women’s seminar in Lay Wah, Hpa-An District from 25 to 26 October 2019. Over the two days, 225 women representing 34 Karen women’s organisations, as well as individuals and village chiefs gathered to discuss Burma’s current political situation and how it impactsContinue reading “Karen Grassroots Women’s Network Holds Seminar in Hpa An”

KWO ECD Project Seeks 2019 Funding

We are seeking funding in 2019-20 to continue our early childhood education project in 7 districts in Karen State including Ee Htu Hta IDP camp on the banks of the Salween River. The project provides support to 100 nursery schools. The nursery schools provide basic education, safe day-care services, and a nutritious lunch to anContinue reading “KWO ECD Project Seeks 2019 Funding”

KWO Responds to UN Statement

 Karen Women’s Organization KWO always called on the sanction targeted the Burma Army including their business. Unless they feel hurt they will never reform and change their mentality. They will continue to act with impunity. KWO welcome and support the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar exposes military business ties, calls for targeted sanctions and arms embargoesContinue reading “KWO Responds to UN Statement”

KWO Staff Faces Challenges in the Field

The working conditions for staff at KWO are not always easy, especially when going into the field to provide training, organizing trips, or monitoring our projects in the camps and in Karen State. Rarely everything goes exactly as planned, and many times our staff is faced with new problems and challenges. Despite the challenges andContinue reading “KWO Staff Faces Challenges in the Field”

KWO Chair Person Speech on 34th Anniversary in Karen Version

Please download the full message here; KWO Chair Person Speech on 34th Anniversary of KWO On 5th of April 2019, KWO will mark the 34th Anniversary of KWO establishing. KWO would like to thanks all our donors, funders and all supporters for standing with KWO in promoting human rights, women’s rights, Child right, Gender equality,Continue reading “KWO Chair Person Speech on 34th Anniversary in Karen Version”

Urgent Appeal Letter For Funding for KWO’s Early Childhood and Special Education Lunch Program

As of April 2019, KWO will no longer receive support for the lunch programme provided through our Early Childhood Education project and Special Education project. KWO does not want to cut the lunch programme. Now more than ever, the vulnerable in the camps, need our support. “Our project promote Inclusive Education, conducts play sessions and home visits and supports the families of the disabled, including very young children with disabilities.Continue reading “Urgent Appeal Letter For Funding for KWO’s Early Childhood and Special Education Lunch Program”