KWO Magazine in Skaw Karen

KWO puts out a quarterly magazine in Skaw Karen which are distributed through out the 7 Karen refugee camps.  Each magazine is passed between refugees being read by multiple people.  It is just one way we seek to keep our community up to date and informed.

Building Women’s Empowerment:Adobe Style !

Building Knowledge: Karen women will learn skills to build their own adobe style training center. The center will be used to train Karen women on how to build their own houses, adobe style! Building Confidence: Empowering women to design and build their own adobe houses will boost their confidence and strength. Through this process, they […]

Myanmar/Burma Indigenous Network for Education (MINE) Response to Myanmar Education Laws

INVITATION TO PRESS CONFERENCE (MINE) BURMESE Version; INVITATION TO PRESS CONFERENCE (MINE) English Version; K_MINE_RESPONSE_EDU_LAWS_NARRATIVE English Version; K_MINE_Response_Edu_Law_Burmese Version; K_MINE_RESPONSE_EDU_LAWS_TABLE_Burmese Version; K_MINE_RESPONSE_EDU_LAWS_TABLE English Version;

Transforming Peacebuilding: Can the Internationals Put the Locals First?

A group in northern Rwanda uses community-based sociotherapy to bridge deep rifts created by the 1994 genocide. (Insight on Conflict) Despite so many efforts to make internationally designed peacebuilding and development projects sustainable after the outsiders have left, international NGOs and donors still struggle to realize the goal of “local ownership” in practice. Now, a […]

KPSN Critique of Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Blueprint for Development in Southeastern Burma/Myanmar

English Version (Full Report) Burmese Version (Full Report) Karen Version ( Brief Report) English Version ( Brief Report) Burmese Version ( Brief Report)

2014 KWO Creating Peace project update

The Creating Peace Project staff has been busy with project activities over the past six months. Some of these project activities include: Peace Negotiation Updates: Women community leaders gathered at KWO Central office to learn about peace negotiation updates. Leaders learned about the current situation in Karen State and Burma, ceasefire agreements, and the WGEC […]

Karen Women’s Organization Letter of Appeal on World Refugee Day

Karen Women’s Organization Letter of Appeal on World Refugee Day (English Version)   Karen Women’s Organization Letter of Appeal on World Refugee Day (Karen Version)

Karen Sign Language (KSL) Volumes 1 to 7

The Karen Women’s Organization’s Special Education Project works to positively impact the lives of children with special needs and advocate on their behalf to achieve basic rights. One way KWO’s SE Project is working towards this goal is through the creation of the Karen Sign Language (KSL). There are currently 7 volumes of KSL. Volumes […]