KWO supports Kachin Women’s Association Thailand

KWO condemns these actions by the Burmese military and the ongoing use of rape as a weapon of war. Press release by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand 31st October, 2013 Ongoing Burmese Army atrocities in Kachin State are undermining the peace process New documentation by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) exposes recent atrocities byContinue reading “KWO supports Kachin Women’s Association Thailand”

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”

Time to End Sexual Violence In Burma

Photo: Reuters For too many people in Burma, the sound of gunfire and mortar bombs is a familiar one. For decades the Burmese army has relentlessly attacked civilians in Burma’s ethnic states. The United Nations has documented multiple possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Burmese army, which has deliberately targeted civilians.Continue reading “Time to End Sexual Violence In Burma”

Nursery School Fundraising

The Children in Nursery Schools in Karen State in Burma need your help. Education is important for people all over the world and Karen communities in Burma work hard to ensure education for their young children, despite long-standing abuses by the Burmese army. In Burma, education is woefully underfunded. The average length of schooling isContinue reading “Nursery School Fundraising”

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

World Refugee Day Event in Umphiem and Mae La Camp

20th June, 2013 World Refugee Day Event: Umphiem and Mae La Camp Three hundred refugees in Umphiem camp united on 20 June 2013 in recognition of World Refugee Day. The event was organized by the Camp Committee, CBOs and some NGOs. Thai local authorities, UNHCR and other NGOs joined the event. During the event different groups andContinue reading “World Refugee Day Event in Umphiem and Mae La Camp”

Reflection on Refugee Return: Youth Drawing Competition

Refugee Youth Drawing Competition: 6 Winners from Mae La and Umphiem Camps and other contestants drawings. Please see the slide show below;