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”

KWO Celebrates 33rd Anniversary

On the occasion of KWO’s 33rd anniversary, April 5, 2018, we celebrate our successes while also looking at our challenges ahead and how to overcome them. KWO will have it’s largest celebration of the anniversary in the Taw Oo District of Karen State led by the KWO Central leadership. The celebration includes a sport competition, aContinue reading “KWO Celebrates 33rd Anniversary”

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 Receives Women of Change Award

KWO was awarded a Women of Change award by the United States Embassy in Rangoon.  The Women of Change Award is a U.S.Embassy initiative “to recognize Myanmar women who have made significant and lasting contributions to their communities…”   DVB coverage Burmese Karen news coverage – English Irrawaddy Coverage – English Frontier – Myanmar Coverage – English

Displaced Karen demand Myanmar Army leave their ancestral lands

Published on May 27, 2017   KESAN Channel   On the day of the 2nd Panglong Union Peace Conference is taking place in Nay Pyi Taw, the displaced Karen people organized a public demonstration demanding the removal of the Burma Army camp from their ancestral lands, in order to facilitate their safe return and rehabilitationContinue reading “Displaced Karen demand Myanmar Army leave their ancestral lands”

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 Conducted Monitoring Trip for Nursery School Project in Mu Traw District

On the 22nd of September a team of KWO Central leaders and staff conducted a monitoring trip to the Mu Traw District nursery schools located in Noh Paw Htee and Ken Daw villages supported by KWO. The team met with teachers and local KWO leaders responsible for the schools, observed schools in operation with teachersContinue reading “KWO Conducted Monitoring Trip for Nursery School Project in Mu Traw District”

KWO Update: Emergency Distributions to the new Internally Displaced People

Today, 22nd of September 2016 KWO team together with some other community supporters went to Naw Hta Village and distributed the emergency needs for the recent displaced people. All of the materials that we districted are shown in pictures below.