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!”

Karen Civil Society Organizations have lost trust in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) negotiations as a Gateway to Political Dialogue

Karen Civil Society Organizations have lost trust in the NCA Negotiations as a Gateway to Political Dialogue English Version Karen Civil Society Organizations have lost trust in the NCA Negotiations as a Gateway to Political Dialogue Burmese Version

KWO Begins Work on New Training Center in Karen State – By Women For Women

KWO is celebrating meeting our fundraising goal of $4600(USD) to build a new women’s training center in Karen State.  This is our first successful crowd funding effort. Work on the new center has already begun. KWO staff and leaders made 1400 clay bricks which are now drying and awaiting the next phase of building. ThisContinue reading “KWO Begins Work on New Training Center in Karen State – By Women For Women”

KWO Secretary Naw K’nyaw Paw Speaks at UN Security Council Side Event about Sexual Violence

   Statement by Naw K’nyaw Paw at the Side Event to the Open Debate of the United Nations Security Council on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence  New York, April 24, 2014  Ms Naw K’nyaw Paw Nimrod, Secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization and Member of the Executive Committee of the Women’s League for Burma Your Excellency Madame ZainabContinue reading “KWO Secretary Naw K’nyaw Paw Speaks at UN Security Council Side Event about Sexual Violence”

Harvard Legal Clinic Calls for Military Reforms to End Unlawful Attacks on Civilians

Policy Memorandum: Preventing Indiscriminate Attacks and Wilful Killings of Civilians by the Myanmar Military, launched Monday by the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic at a press conference in Yangon. The documents are online here: http://hrp.law.harvard.edu/arms-and-armed-conflict/clinic-calls-on-myanmar-military-to-reform-policies-to-prevent-unlawful-attacks-on-civilians/    

Karen Women’s Organisation condemns Burmese Army Attacks on Kachin Villagers

This past Tuesday, 22 October, the Burmese Army brutally attacked 2 villages in Southern Kachin State.  This is in direct violation of the agreement signed by the Government and the Kachin National Organisation just 12 days previously.  The attack was launched by 7 Burmese army battalions.  These attacks affected several camps where approximately 2400 InternallyContinue reading “Karen Women’s Organisation condemns Burmese Army Attacks on Kachin Villagers”