KWO Magazine in Skaw Karen

KWO puts out a quarterly magazine in Skaw Karen 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.

Capacity Building Workshop for KWO Project Coordinators and Project Assistants Successfully Completed

On May 5 – 9, 2014 KWO successfully conducted a Capacity Building Workshop for 26 Project Coordinators and Assistants. The workshop focused on project cycle management and accounting procedures and was lead by KWO’s Education program coordinator. The participants learned about staff management, defined their job descriptions, and how to conduct project monitoring and evaluation.Continue reading “Capacity Building Workshop for KWO Project Coordinators and Project Assistants Successfully Completed”

With equality for all, the union will be stronger

Naw K’nyaw Paw, Secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization, describes her work to empower women and explains the Karen people’s decades-long struggle for equality in Myanmar. I am a refugee from Karen state in southeastern Burma. My parents fled Burma after the government started what they called the ‘Four Cuts’ strategy against ethnic armed groupsContinue reading “With equality for all, the union will be stronger”

Ethnic Women ‘Ignored, Abused And Victimized’

 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 Staff Capacity Building Training nearing completion

KWO has been conducting capacity building training for about 30 of our KWO community leaders and staff.  This training lasts a month and includes public speaking, an introduction to community work, community mobilization. KWO values like women’s rights, human rights, women’s empowerment are also taught along with the basics like facilitating, office management and bookkeeping.Continue reading “KWO Staff Capacity Building Training nearing completion”

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”

KWO Message for International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women (Karen Version)

Click the link below for the Karen version KWO’s Message of International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. Photos from International Stop Violence Against Women Day in Du The Htoo district, Karen State. Photos from International Stop Violence Against Women Day in Umphiem Mai camp.