On 5 August 2020, the General Secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization, Naw K’nyaw Paw, joined a panel discussion addressing the situation of refugees living along the Thai-Burma border. Her presentation can be viewed here in full.
The Karen Women’s Organization stands in solidarity with 4650 villagers who started marching at 7AM this morning from Taung Thone Lone Burma Army Post to Ka Ma Maung, Papun, demanding the immediate retreat and withdraw all Burma Army battalions from their villages. They’ll be marching today until 2PM. The act of resilience and defiance from theseContinue reading “KWO In Solidarity With Protesting Villagers Calling for Retreat of Burma Army Soldiers”
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”
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”
In a formal letter addressed to Karen people all around the world on the 73rd Karen National Defence Organization day, KWO calls for unity for our organization and nation to preserve and uphold our work for justice and equality for all. Download the statement in Karen here.
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”
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”
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”
Graphics produced by KWO are a kind reminder to our community to stay safe and informed about COVID-19. We are stronger if we all work to support one another and take the right steps to protect our health. English Version Karen Version
The Karen Women’s Organization is disturbed by the ongoing and increasing conflict in Rakhine and Chin States. We, along with 138 civil society organizations, condemn this violence and targeting of civilians and call for their immediate protection. Read the statement in full: