Promoting women’s leadership, gender sensitivity & community ownership.
The Karen Women’s Organisation (KWO) is a leading indigenous women’s organization formed in 1949 working to ensure all communities have gender equality, the protection and promotion of indigenous people’s rights, human rights and justice.
Latest Updates from KWO
- KWO Formal Letter for Karen National DayOn the 73rd anniversary of Karen National Day, KWO sends our best wishes to Karen people all around the world, and reminds all of you to renew the love and spirit of our nation and to work together to liberateContinue reading “KWO Formal Letter for Karen National Day”
- KWO Formal Letter for KNU Day5 February 2021 marks as 74th Karen National Union day. On the 74th anniversary of Karen National Union Day , the KWO sends our best wishes to Karen people all around the world as well as reminds all of youContinue reading “KWO Formal Letter for KNU Day”
- Statement: KWO Strongly Condemns the Burma Army for its Shameful Coup and Continued Attacks Against Civilians2 February 2021: The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) strongly condemns the Burma Army’s shameful coup, arbitrary detainment and arrest of government officials and activists, and continued targeting of innocent civilians in ethnic conflict zones. We call urgently for decisive punitiveContinue reading “Statement: KWO Strongly Condemns the Burma Army for its Shameful Coup and Continued Attacks Against Civilians”
In a federal Burma, all communities have gender equality, the protection and promotion of indigenous people’s rights, human rights, and justice.
KWO is an ethnic women’s community-based organization that empowers women so they have capacity and power to solve their own problems and participate in decision-making that will affect their lives.
KWO participates in the struggle to stop all kinds of oppression of women and of children and provides support for communities in the Thai-Burma border and in Karen State, Burma.
KWO does a wide variety of information gathering and sharing, advocacy, women’s empowerment, and community mobilization.
KWO collaborates with community-based health agencies to support local health workers.
KWO provides direct assistance to community members and works to solve social problems in the community.
Support KWO’s Sponsor A Teacher Campaign
We formed the Karen Women’s Organization to strengthen and serve our community. There were no Special Education services for our children. We could no longer watch our children languish in dark corners at home with their parents who had no support and little knowledge. So we built a Special Education project for ourselves. We trained a group of refugee women to work with our disabled
children and support their parents. We raised money. We changed lives.
Tragically, our financial support has been severely reduced as newer refugee
crises have pulled resources. We need your help to continue this vital program.