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KWO Media Statements

As part of our advocacy program KWO regularly releases media statements, calls to action, formal letters, and sometimes joint statements with our network of allies.

Documents are in English or Karen or Burmese language, depending on the target audience.

KWO Formal Message on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2021

November 25th, 2021: Today marks an important day on the International calendar. This is the special day when we ask people in the world to stand quietly for a moment […] Read more

The Karen Women’s Organization and the Karen Human Rights Group Condemn the Burmese Junta’s Use of Women as Human Shields

September 3, 2021

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) and the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) strongly condemn the use of women as human shields by the Burma Army in Karen State and other […] Read more

KWO Statement Commemorating the Rohingya Genocide

August 25, 2021

On this day commemorating the Rohingya genocide, KWO wishes to express our solidarity for the pain and suffering Rohingya victims and their families have endured under militarised campaigns wages by […] Read more

Statement on 72nd Karen National Liberation Army Day

July 5, 2021

KWO sends our best wishes to all in the Karen Army and to all Karen around the world on July 5th which marks the day of the 72nd Karen National […] Read more

KWO Statement on Kaw Thoo Lei Day

June 14, 2021

We, KWO, send our best wishes to you all on June 14th which marks the day our founding father, President Saw Ba U Gyi, formed the KawThoo Lei government and […] Read more

Statement: KWO Condemns Violence in Karen State & Calls for Immediate Response

March 29, 2021

28 March 2021: The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) strongly condemns the Burma Army’s escalation of attacks on innocent Karen civilians, using jet fighters. On 27 March, Burma Army soldiers launched […] Read more

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Statement By European Karen Network

March 28, 2021

EU Must Act in Response to Bombing in Karen State and Killing of Protesters The European Karen Network, representing Karen communities in Europe, calls for urgent action by the European […] Read more

KWO Statement on IWD 2021

March 7, 2021

KWO joins women around the world in celebrating the achievements of women and reaffirming our commitment to continue fighting for women’s rights and challenging oppression. Read more

Statement: Over 2500 Villagers Protest Against the Burma Army

March 2, 2021

Today on 2 March 2020, over 2,500 villagers from over 34 villages, protested against the Burma Army and demanded their immediate withdrawal from their communities in Bu Tho and Lu […] Read more