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
- 36TH KWO DAYTo mark the 36th anniversary of KWO-Day, KWO addressed a formal letter to all KWO members and Karen people around the world. KWO call for unity, for us to continue to work together for our organization and nation – andContinue reading “36TH KWO DAY”
- Call for Donations for IDPsIDPs in Karen State are in urgent need of food and supplies as they have been forced to flee airstrikes by the Burma Army. KWO is grateful for any donations to support our community. Please donate here: https://t.co/TtuNTrWNbp?amp=1
- Statement: KWO Condemns Violence in Karen State & Calls for Immediate Response28 March 2021: The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) strongly condemns the Burma Army’s escalation of attacks on innocent Karen civilians, using jet fighters. On 27 March, Burma Army soldiers launched night-time airstrikes on Day Bu No Village, Lu Thaw Township,Continue reading “Statement: KWO Condemns Violence in Karen State & Calls for Immediate Response”
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.