The Karen Women’s Organization Stands with Mu Traw District’s Civilians Demanding Withdrawal of Burma Army Troops & Immediate End to Fighting

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) fully supports the calls of Karen villagers demanding the withdrawal of the Burma Army and an end to road construction projects in their areas.  The Burma Army has long threatened their overall safety and security. KWO along with so many trying to live their lives in Burma is all tooContinue reading “The Karen Women’s Organization Stands with Mu Traw District’s Civilians Demanding Withdrawal of Burma Army Troops & Immediate End to Fighting”

KWO is Grateful for Sponsor A Teacher Support

The Karen Women’s Organization is grateful for all the support we have received for our Sponsor a Teacher program. Every child is entitled to an education and to live as full a life as possible. Burmese refugee children with, or without, disabilities deserve the same. Karen refugees from Burma have lived in camps in ThailandContinue reading “KWO is Grateful for Sponsor A Teacher Support”

Joint Release of Learning Materials on International Accountability Mechanisms for Burma

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) jointly release a Karen version of a series of learning materials on international accountability mechanisms for Myanmar. In the context of unprecedented developments in international justice related to Myanmar, these materials are aimed for civil society groups in Myanmar and around the world who areContinue reading “Joint Release of Learning Materials on International Accountability Mechanisms for Burma”

KWO & KHRG Release Joint Statement On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The 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 to call attention to acts of sexual, physical, or psychological harm committed against women and girlsContinue 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 end to gender-based violence. Their dedication and willingness ensure that the significance of this day isContinue reading “Formal message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.”

KWO Two Year Report 2018 & 2019

The 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 World Service, DAK foundation, the Fund for GlobalHuman Rights, the International Rescue Commission, Inter Pares,The BorderContinue reading “KWO Two Year Report 2018 & 2019”

KWO International Peace Day Statement 2020

21 September 2020: The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) welcomes International Peace Day by calling for genuine and inclusive peace in Burma. This year’s theme, ‘Shaping Peace Together,’ recognizes the importance of equal access and participation in all matters related to peace. Yet in Burma, women have been unfairly sidelined from participating and are seriously underrepresentedContinue reading “KWO International Peace Day Statement 2020”

Urgent Call for Support for Flood Victims

KWO is urgently calling for support for those impacted by recent flooding in Ei Htu Hta camp. As of 24 August 2020, water levels in the Salween River continue to rise. As a result, recent flooding along the river banks has damaged homes in nearby villages and Ei Hta Hta IDP camp. The flooding hasContinue reading “Urgent Call for Support for Flood Victims”

Op-ed: Pandemic aftermath threatens refugee livelihoods

The following op-ed was published in the Bangkok Post by KWO Joint Secretary 1, Naw Ta Mla Saw and Maggi Quadrini. As the Covid-19 situation in Thailand eases, and the kingdom gradually lifts movement restrictions, the needs of refugees living along the border with Myanmar in camps must not be overlooked. Over the past fewContinue reading “Op-ed: Pandemic aftermath threatens refugee livelihoods”