Strong Evidence Supporting the Tragic Conclusion that Two Kachin Teachers Have Been Raped and Murdered by Burmese Army

KWO Supports the statements below from the Women’s League of Burma and the Kachin Women’s Association.  It is time for these horrific human rights violations to end. (statements below in English and Burmese)

‘If they had hope, they would speak’

The ongoing use of state sponsored sexual violence in Burma’s ethnic communities (Yangon, November 24, 2014) – Burma Army soldiers continue to engage in acts of sexual violence on a widespread scale, and women and human rights defenders in ethnic communities face harassment and persecution, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) said in a newContinue reading “‘If they had hope, they would speak’”

KNU Decision to Withdraw from UNFC Undemocratic Claims Karen Women’s Organisation

The Karen Women’s Organisation has criticized the decision by the Karen National Union to suspend its membership from the United Nationalities Federal Council last month, claiming the decision was made without proper consultation with the Karen community. Speaking exclusively to Karen News, Naw K’nyaw Paw, Secretary of the KWO, said that the decision came asContinue reading “KNU Decision to Withdraw from UNFC Undemocratic Claims Karen Women’s Organisation”

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 WGECContinue reading “2014 KWO Creating Peace project update”

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/    

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)”

Naw K’Nyaw Paw Nimrod- Winner of Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award 2013

The Phan Foundation is proud to announce that the 2013 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award goes to Naw K’Nyaw Paw Nimrod, a women’s rights activist from the Karen Women’’s Organisation (KWO). In memory of Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan, every year, the Phan Foundation recognises an outstanding young Karen leader by honouring them withContinue reading “Naw K’Nyaw Paw Nimrod- Winner of Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award 2013”