KWO delighted to anounce the launch of the revised and updated version of ARM (Automatic Response Mechanism)

We pay tribute to the women and girls from Burma who have suffered great injustices, but whose courage and strength inspire us. Today, the 5th of April 2014 is KWO Day and we are pleased to announce the launch of the revised and updated version of ARM (Automatic Response Mechanism). ARM is intended to beContinue reading “KWO delighted to anounce the launch of the revised and updated version of ARM (Automatic Response Mechanism)”

Mother Tongue Advocacy Group Launched – MINE (Myanmar/Burma Indigenous Network for Education)

Friday 21st February – International Mother Language Day “Its MINE”: Indigenous groups claim their rights through new network for education in Myanmar. The Myanmar/Burma Indigenous Network for Education (MINE) was launched on Friday 21st February, International Mother language day. An ethnic education seminar hosted by the Karen Teacher Working Group (KTWG) from 12 – 14Continue reading “Mother Tongue Advocacy Group Launched – MINE (Myanmar/Burma Indigenous Network for Education)”

KWO Staff Capacity Building Training nearing completion

KWO has been conducting capacity building training for about 30 of our KWO community leaders and staff.  This training lasts a month and includes public speaking, an introduction to community work, community mobilization. KWO values like women’s rights, human rights, women’s empowerment are also taught along with the basics like facilitating, office management and bookkeeping.Continue reading “KWO Staff Capacity Building Training nearing completion”

KWO Special Education Program – Hard at Work

In August 2013 we conducted a one week basic Montessori Training workshop for Special Education and Nursery School Project  senior staff and trainer.  The training covered the Montessori method and principles. During the workshop participants also went to a Thai private primary school (Tan Tip) and The Christian Center for the Development of People with Disabilities.Continue reading “KWO Special Education Program – Hard at Work”

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. KWO Magazine Volume 2 Issue 12 2013

War and Peace – A woman’s view , Interview with KWO Secretary

Naw K’nyaw Paw, an executive member of the Karen Women’s Organization, in an exclusive interview with Karen News spoke about the need for women to be included in peace talks as stipulated under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the impact of drugs and gambling on family life and the added stresses women nowContinue reading “War and Peace – A woman’s view , Interview with KWO Secretary”

KWO 2011 – 2012 Two Year Update

KWO is pleased to provide our 2011/12-update report including programs currently running in the community, challenges and successes, financial reports, KWO special activities and a Call to Action. One thing that remains true throughout KWO’s 28 years of service is our commitment to the Empowerment, Equality, and Freedom of all Karen women. Thank you to KWOContinue reading “KWO 2011 – 2012 Two Year Update”

KWO Special Education Program TOT Workshop

On May 20 – June 14 2013 there was follow up SE TOT for one week conducted in each camp. The town based project staff facilitated the TOT. The TOT’s 88 participants included, all teaching staff in each camp (teachers, trainers, and school directors). The topics covered in the training were