KWO ECD Project Seeks 2019 Funding

We are seeking funding in 2019-20 to continue our early childhood education project in 7 districts in Karen State including Ee Htu Hta IDP camp on the banks of the Salween River. The project provides support to 100 nursery schools. The nursery schools provide basic education, safe day-care services, and a nutritious lunch to anContinue reading “KWO ECD Project Seeks 2019 Funding”

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”

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”

KWO Team Creates  A Kid Friendly Environment in Displaced Villages

As we reported earlier a KWO team went to distribute the emergency supplies to recently displaced Karen families in two Karen Villages. Our team also bought some refreshment for children  to help make  them happier in this difficult situation.  These are pictures from the visit.  

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”

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)

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/