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Karen Women Leader Honored With the 2019 US International Women of Courage Award

March 7, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Naw K’Nyaw Paw, general secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) has been declared as one of 10 recipients of the 2019 International Women of Courage Award. On March 7, Michael R. Pompeo, US Secretary of State hosted the Awards at the U.S. Department of State of... Read more ►

Ethnic People Protest General Aung San’s Statue – Police Respond with Violence

February 13, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Burma police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon at peaceful Karenni protesters opposed to a statue of General Aung San that had been unveiled earlier this month in Loikaw the capital of Kayah State. Organizers of the protest estimated that at least 3,000 people ... Read more ►

Asia Highway Upgrade Stalled in Karen State as Road Turns to Mud and Dust

February 7, 2019  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The road between Eindu and Kawkareik is in a bad way – it turned to mud in the wet season and to dust in the dry season. The upgrading works for the 66.4 kilometer section of road connecting the two towns was planned to improve the Asia Highway link of the Greater Mekong S... Read more ►

Frontline Medic Wins 2018 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award

January 31, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Saw Joseph, a medic with the frontline humanitarian organization Free Burma Rangers is the winner of the 2018 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award. In a media statement the Phan Foundation said the annual award is given to young Karen leaders who have demonstrated they have dev... Read more ►

Karen Armed Groups Joins 70th Revolution Day – Includes Traditional Don Dance National Competition for the First Time

January 25, 2019  •  Author: Saw Shar

It is expected representatives from all Karen armed organizations will join the activities for the 70th Karen Revolution Day on January 31 in the Karen National Union’s Pa-An district, in Karen State. Local communities are excited with plans to hold a Karen traditional Don... Read more ►

Government Plans to Offer Monthly Support To Pregnant Women and Children aged under two

January 25, 2019  •  Author: Nant Phaung Mwee Shar

The Karen State Social Welfare Department announced the Myanmar government will give support to pregnant mothers and their children (under two) starting from January, 2019. U Zaw Min, Director of the Department of Social Welfare, told Karen News pregnant women and children u... Read more ►

The New Year Starts With Armed Conflict Between Karen and Burma Armies in Northern Karen State

January 16, 2019  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Armed clashes in January 2019 between troops from the Karen National Liberation Army and Burma Army soldiers in Northern Papun District of Karen State. KNLA sources reported that two armed skirmishes happened on January 5 and 13 in the Karen National Union’s controlled Pap... Read more ►

UK Advocacy Group Accuses 49 International Companies of Supporting Military Abuses in Burma

December 28, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Advocacy group Burma Campaign UK published its ‘Dirty List’ in early December 2018, slamming 49 international companies accused of “operating in Myanmar in such a way that contributes to human rights violations and environmental destruction.” Burma Campaign UK Reviv... Read more ►

KNU Calls for Govt’s to Tear-up it’s Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Management Law

December 21, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Amid increasing cases of land disputes in Burma, the country’s Parliament on September, 2018 ratified a controversial land law. The new law has been opposed by civil society and human right groups and the Karen National Union. The KNU released a statement on December 15 ca... Read more ►

Karen Groups Express Solidarity with Jailed Kachin Activists

December 11, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Peace Support Network put out a statement condemning the conviction and jailing of three Kachin peace activists claiming the action is designed to silence the criticism of Myanmar’s military and its abuses. The three Kachin activists, Lum Zawng, Nang Pu and Zau J... Read more ►

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