On this Int’l Women’s Day, We, KWO would like to honor some of the Karen Women who work for our community and also share their skills and talents, which bring more recognition toward Karen Ethnic Nationality around the world. We respect each and all of these women for their hard working and will continue toContinue reading “Recognition of Karen Women’s Skills, Talents and Contributions toward Our Community on International Women’s Day 8th March, 2016”
KWO puts out a quarterly magazine (September to December) in Skaw Karen and Burmese which are distributed through out the 7 Karen refugee camps. Each magazine is passed between refugees being read by multiple people. It is just one way we seek to keep our community up to date and informed.
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)
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’”
INVITATION TO PRESS CONFERENCE (MINE) BURMESE Version; INVITATION TO PRESS CONFERENCE (MINE) English Version; K_MINE_RESPONSE_EDU_LAWS_NARRATIVE English Version; K_MINE_Response_Edu_Law_Burmese Version; K_MINE_RESPONSE_EDU_LAWS_TABLE_Burmese Version; K_MINE_RESPONSE_EDU_LAWS_TABLE English Version;
In an exclusive interview with Karen News, the Secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO), a community based organisation representing more than 49,000 women including refugees in Thailand and internally displaced persons inside Burma, said that ethnic women were second-class citizens in their own country. “We are not only ignored, we are being abused andContinue reading “Ethnic Women ‘Ignored, Abused And Victimized’”
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”