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Govt Schools Start To Teach Karen Language in Pago Division

May 23, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Thousands of Karen students from as many as 370 schools in Pago [Pegu] Division can now officially learn their mother tongue. Saw Jubilee San Hla, the Minister of Karen Ethnic Affairs in Pago Division told Karen News that the teaching of the ethnic S’gaw Karen language wou... Read more ►

On Thai-Burma Border, Young Mothers Struggle to Raise New Lives

May 15, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A row of young women lie next to their newborn babies at Mae Tao Clinic’s Reproductive Health In-Patient ward on the Thai-Burma border. Most of the 42 women are young migrant workers, in their late teens or early twenties, and earning barely enough to live on, they wonder ... Read more ►

Karen Human Rights Groups Report That ‘Peace’ in South-East Burma Brings Its Own Dilemmas

May 14, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The signing of a January 2012 preliminary ceasefire between Burma’s government and the Karen National Union has brought its own challenges with “new forms of abuse and local concerns emerging in the evolving security environment,” a report released by Karen Human Right... Read more ►

Migrants March in Solidarity for International Workers’ Day

May 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Hundreds of workers gathered in Mae Sot’s district office today to march through the town and along Asia Highway in solidarity for workers worldwide and to demand their rights and better working conditions for migrants working in Thailand. Shouting “Fair opportunities fo... Read more ►

Burma’s Draconian Protest Laws Repress Dissent

April 28, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Burma Campaign UK, a human rights advocacy organisation, has called for Burma’s President to release the country’s remaining political prisoners and repeal Article 18 of the controversial Peaceful Procession and Peaceful Assembly Law, claiming that the law is being used ... Read more ►

Drug-Resistant Malaria in Eastern Burma has Expert Warning of Potential Health Crisis

April 25, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Today marked World Malaria Day, and while the global community celebrated significant declines in moratlity rates from malaria since 2000, a new drug-resistant form of the parasite has one leading expert warning of a potential health disaster. In the last ten years, the fig... Read more ►

Grave Concerns for Disappeared Ethnic Karen Activist

April 25, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Human rights organisations are expressing grave concerns over the fate of a prominent ethnic Karen activist who disappeared after reportedly being arrested on April 17 at Kaengkrachan National Park in Petchaburi province by Thai authorities. The New York based Human Rights W... Read more ►

UN Secretary General Demands Sexual Violence Investigation

April 24, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

International pressure for an investigation into sexual violence in Burma is mounting, with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for the Burma government to co-operate with the UN on the issue. Ban Ki-moon called on the Burma Government to investigate hum... Read more ►

Ethnic Groups And Advocates Demand Investigation Into Burma Army’s Systematic Use Of Rape, Sexual Violence

April 22, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Human rights organisations and ethnic political groups have called for an international investigation into systematic sexual abuses committed by the Burma Army, noting that reports of rape continue to emerge three years after reformist President Thein Sein’s administration... Read more ►

From One Hell to Another: Chin Refugees Fleeing Persecution in Burma – Victims of Sex Attacks In India

April 12, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Chin refugees in India fleeing persecution in Burma are left to fend for themselves as the UNHCR and local organisations tasked with protecting them fall prey to a “culture of denial and victim-blaming,” says the Chin Human Rights Organisation. The Chin Human Rights Orga... Read more ►

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