The Karen Women’s Organization Supports Villagers Protesting Burma Army Abuses

The Karen Women’s Organization strongly supports the demands of villagers from Dweh Lo township, Mutraw district, who are calling for the withdrawal of four Burma Army camps near their villages. We stand firmly with the 1,524 individuals who are protesting against the Burma Army for killing innocent civilians. Last week, Naw Mu Naw was shotContinue reading “The Karen Women’s Organization Supports Villagers Protesting Burma Army Abuses”

Statement: KWO Strongly Condemns Attack on Karen Civilian Woman by the Burma Army

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) condemns the brutal murder of a civilian woman, Mu Naw, who was killed at point-blank range in Karen State by two Burma Army soldiers. This unprovoked taking of a young woman’s life, a mother of three, is yet another stark and tragic reminder of the terrors the Burma Army isContinue reading “Statement: KWO Strongly Condemns Attack on Karen Civilian Woman by the Burma Army”

Refugee Day Statement

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) calls for sustainable solutions that uphold the dignity of refugees living along the Thai-Burma border. Refugees have been fleeing persecution for over 30-years.  There are over 90 000 refugees on the border who have been resilient in their struggle, despite the many hardships they face.  KWO condemns the human rightsContinue reading “Refugee Day Statement”

Report from KPSN Virus Warfare: Burma Army destruction of Karen community defences against COVID-19

A new report by the Karen Peace Support Network, Virus Warfare: Burma Army destruction of Karen community defences against COVID-19, brings attention to how the Burma Army has disrupted efforts by the Karen National union (KNU) to protect communities in their areas against COVID-19. The destruction of health screening checkpoints and military attacks have fuelledContinue reading “Report from KPSN Virus Warfare: Burma Army destruction of Karen community defences against COVID-19”

KWO COVID-19 Response Report

At the beginning of March 2020, the Coronavirus COVID- 19 outbreak spread all around the world including in Thailand and Burma. The World Health Organization and then governments in each country released statements for preventing the spread and a set of regulations for the public to follow. This included Thailand and Burma. As KWO receivedContinue reading “KWO COVID-19 Response Report”

Statement on KWO Day

Today, April 5 2020, the Karen Women’s Organization celebrates 35 years of work committed to community leadership and women driven advocacy. We are pleased to share our statement celebrating our continued efforts as well as recognizing the work of the following women’s leaders who recieved awards from KWO: Outstanding Karen Women Dedicating Herself to KarenContinue reading “Statement on KWO Day”