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 & KHRG Release Joint Statement On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenThe Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) and the Karen Women’s Organisation (KWO) would like to unite their voices in support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The observation of November 25 as a day toContinue reading “KWO & KHRG Release Joint Statement On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”
- Formal message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The global 2020 theme is “from awareness to accountability.” KWO recognizes the efforts of women and men allies who have committed themselves to advocating for an endContinue reading “Formal message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.”
- KWO Two Year Report 2018 & 2019The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) has produced a two-yearreport which highlights our achievements and in 2018 and 2019. Weare grateful to the many who continue to make our work possible.KWO is especially appreciative to our long-term donors: the AmericanJewish WorldContinue reading “KWO Two Year Report 2018 & 2019”
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.