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Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) Message for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Karen Women’s Organization (KWO)  Message for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25th November 2013 Women’s Organization (KWO) Message for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women On this day, 25th November 2013, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, KWO is launching a 16-Day Campaign calling for [Read More]

War and Peace – A Woman’s Perspective – Interview with KWO’s Secretary

http://player.vimeo.com/video/74426622   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 [Read More]

Time to End Sexual Violence in Burma

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Time to End Sexual Violence In Burma Posted on September 17, 2013 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 [Read More]

Karen women’s voices vital in peace talks

Originally appeared in: Karen News   The participation of women in future peace talks between the ethnic groups and the central government will be critical contribution to achieving lasting peace in Burma. Durable peace goes beyond the mere absence of conflict, and [Read More]

Responding to Karen Women Participation as provided in UNSCR 1325

The first Karen Women Seminar was successfully held from 24th to 26th of November 2012. The meeting was attended by more than 40 Karen women who are working in a wide variety of fields including education, health, social work, emergency assistance, environment, human rights [Read More]

Karen Community Based Organizations Release Position Paper on Refugees’ Return

Karen Community Based Organizations Release Position Paper on Refugees’ Return

11 September 2012 Today a grouping of Karen Community Based Organizations (KCBOs) released their collective position in response to recent news about the repatriation of refugees. The position paper outlines the pre‐conditions and processes necessary for a successful and [Read More]

An Open Letter To Norwegian Ambassador Katja Nordgaard On Myanmar Peace Support Initiative (MPSI) Consultation

Dear Ambassador Nordgaard, At the outset, we state that we welcome Norway’s MPSI. We view such initiative to have the potential of furthering peace processes, especially in the ethnic areas. As such, consider us as peace building actors and we are willing to provide our [Read More]

Karen Women’s Organization: Even though I am a refugee, listen to my voice

2o June 2012 Karen | English (pdf) Karen Women Organization (KWO) welcomes another World Refugee Day. For this year the KWO theme is  “Even I Am  a Refugee, Listen to My Voice”.  This theme  was chosen by refugee women participants in a KWO training on [Read More]

In recognition of Karen Women Organisation Day, KWO calls for more women in the peace process

5 th of April, 2012 KWO Day is the commemoration of our work and the work of all Karen women. Karen Women Organisation (KWO) has provided leadership and services to the Karen community, particularly women and children for decades. This year we welcome the recent progress [Read More]

Statement of Karen Women Organization’ Second Central Standing Committee Meeting of the 5th Congress

30th of January, 2012 The Karen Women Organization held its second Central Standing Committee’s meeting after the 5th congress from 26th to 28th January, 2012. 40 Representatives of 7 districts of Karen state, refugee camps, and special guests participated at the [Read More]

Bringing Justice to Women of Burma

Bringing Justice to Women of Burma

Year: 2012 Languages: Burmese, English Watch now Burmese English A short film highlighting continued systematic and widespread rape against women and girls in Burma, in particular in the areas of renewed military offensives in Kachin, Karen and Shan State after so-called [Read More]