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”

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”

Uncertain Future!

From Karen Women’s Organization and Karen News The IDPs return home with dignity and safety? “We do not dare to go back because of the landmines that are planted in the fields where we make our living. If we go back, we could lose our limbs at any moment.” Currently, the Burma Army’s operations inContinue reading “Uncertain Future!”

SAW O MOO: Defender of Indigenous Karen Territories, the Environment and Way of Life

KWO sends our heartfelt condolences to the remaining members of Saw O Moo’s family in this very sad time after he was killed by Burma Army soldiers last month. In his honor, we want to share his life story and achievements with our friends and colleagues all over the world. That we may learn fromContinue reading “SAW O MOO: Defender of Indigenous Karen Territories, the Environment and Way of Life”

The Nightmare Returns: Karen Hopes for Peace and Stability Dashed by Burma Army’s Actions

On March 4th, the Burma Army began the largest and most coordinated deployment of troops into Karen State’s Mutraw (Hpapun) district since 2008, breaching the terms of the NCA and provoking multiple clashes with the Karen National Liberation Army’s (KNLA) 5th Brigade. Burma Army soldiers have indiscriminately targeted civilians while more than 2,400 villagers have been forcedContinue reading “The Nightmare Returns: Karen Hopes for Peace and Stability Dashed by Burma Army’s Actions”

Third Karen Women’s Seminar held in Karen State

KWO is excited to announce the formation of a new a new “Karen Grassroots Women’s Network” which will strengthen the voice of Karen women in advocacy efforts.   KWO gathered women from a wide variety of Karen civil society organisations for the third Karen Women’s Seminar at the end of March 2018. The women discussed issues forContinue reading “Third Karen Women’s Seminar held in Karen State”

KWO is in Urgent Need of a Volunteer

KWO is in urgent need of a volunteer who can come and work with us for a minimum of 6 months. Ideally, we would love a volunteer who is fluent in both the Karen language, as well as the English language. However, we are also happy if we can find a volunteer to work withContinue reading “KWO is in Urgent Need of a Volunteer”

KWO Message: On-Going Use of Rape by Burma Army

16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women KWO Message: On-going Sexual Violence by Burma Army During this current 16 Day Campaign to increase awareness about Violence Against Women, KWO feels obligated to raise our voices about the on-going use of rape and other forms of violence against women by the Burma Army. InContinue reading “KWO Message: On-Going Use of Rape by Burma Army”

KWO Message International Day to Stop Violence against Women

Today is the special day, recognized in the world, to bring attention to efforts to stop violence against women. The 25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and is also the opening day for the annual Campaign that will last for 16 days and which highlights community-based activismContinue reading “KWO Message International Day to Stop Violence against Women”