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Grassroots Karen Women Groups Call for Genuine Reforms and More Involvement in Burma Politics

November 8, 2019  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Karen women’s groups called for more women to be involved in Burma’s federal political and Karen National Union elections. The call was made in a statement issued after the 4th Grassroots Karen Women Seminar held during the last week of October, 2019. The statement calle... Read more ►

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TMKS – the Migrant School That Can’t Say No – Students Do Well, Despite Over Crowding

November 4, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Thoo Mwe Khee School, a popular migrant school on the Thai-Burma border, is having difficulties coping with almost 1,000 student’s packed classrooms and an overcrowded boarding house. Thoo Mwe Khee School, in Phop Phra district in Tak province is officially known as Th... Read more ►

Villagers Panic as Water Sources Turns Black – Chief Minister Vows to Sue if Cement Factory Responsible

October 15, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in Nat Gon and nearby villages of Hpa-an Township, Karen State panicked after noticing their water sources had turned black. They are now too scared to drink the water. In early October, villages in Bar Kat village tract, about one mile in the west of Hpa-an town, ... Read more ►

KNU Briefs Karen Groups on Peace Process and Honors Jailed Karen Martyr’s Day Activists

October 15, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union briefed 168 representatives from its departments and 63 Karen civil society organizations at Law Khee Lar (also known as) Lay Wah in Pa-An district, Karen State from 4 to 5 October, 2019. The KNU said the aim of the meeting was to update community gr... Read more ►

Second Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge Plans to Open End of October

October 10, 2019  •  Author: Nay Naw and Karen News

Preparations are underway to start operation of the 2nd Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge, connecting the Thai border town of Mae Sot in Tak Province and the Burma border town of Myawaddy in Karen State, by October 30, 2019. Union Minister U Thant Zin Maung from the Ministry of T... Read more ►

Karen Martyrs’ Day Organizers Sentenced to 15 Days Jail – Thousands March to Court in Support of Activists

October 2, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Three Karen activists arrested for organizing a peaceful community ceremony to commemorate the 69th Karen Martyr’s Day in Rangoon were given 15-days in jail by Kyauktada Township court today, October 2, 2019. The three organizers, Karen Women Union, chairperson, Naw Ohn Hl... Read more ►

KNU Leader – If the Burma Government Wants Peace with Ethnic People It Must First Put Down its War Weapons

October 2, 2019  •  Author: Saw Shar

To achieve peace in Burma, Padoh Saw Thamaing Tun, a KNU Central Committee member, said the government needs to prioritize the country’s ethnic nationalities aspirations without resorting to armed conflict. Padoh Saw Thamaing Tun was speaking at an International Peace Day... Read more ►

Karen Arrested for Organizing Peaceful Martyrs Day Event

September 20, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s government has come under scrutiny for arresting three Karen for organizing a peaceful community ceremony and to use the word ‘Martyrs’. The event was to commemorate the 69th Karen Martyr’s Day held in Rangoon on August 12. The three organizers, Karen Women U... Read more ►

Repatriation Falls Down on Burma Side – Fails to Deliver Refugees’ Safely and with Dignity

July 26, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Earlier this July, 157 refugees more from camps along the Thai-Burma border returned to Burma. This was the fourth group officially to voluntarily return facilitated by UNHCR and government officials from Burma and Thailand. As with previous returnees, the new group went to ... Read more ►

Stalled Peace Talks Adds to Refugee Worries – Can’t Go Home, Aids Cuts, Shelter and Security at Risk – Karen Network Urge UK, EU and other Aid Donors to Resume Support

June 25, 2019  •  Author: Sa Isue

On World Refugee Day, 2019, the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) issued a statement calling on the European Union, United Kingdom and other donors to support refugees and IDPs in eastern Burma and Thailand. With the peace building process stalled and without any guaranteed... Read more ►

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