292 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

International Based Groups Denied Vote at KNU 16th Congress Elections – “Congress Election Outcome Critical to How KNU Progresses Its Peace Plans…”

January 1, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union 16th Congress vote, scheduled for March 2017, is looking like one of the most critical elections the KNU has held. Observers note that the outcome will decide which KNU faction will lead the organization’s efforts to work on securing peace for the ... Read more ►

Final Call for 2016 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award Nominations

December 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Phan Foundation has issued a final call for nominations for the annual Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award for 2016 – the closing date is December 31, 2016. Slone Phan, Director of the Phan Foundation and the youngest son of Padoh Mahn Sha said in the statement that the ... Read more ►

Karen New Year Celebrations To Be Held in Naypyidaw for The First Time

December 7, 2016  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Karen Members of Parliament (MPs) will lead the first Naypyidaw Karen New Year Festival when the 79th New Year Festival is held at the MCC-2 Hall in Naypidaw on 29 December. Saw Shar Phaung Awar, the Naypyidaw Karen New Year Organising Committee Joint Secretary told Karen Ne... Read more ►

Community Groups Demand Justice for Murdered Karen Women Activist – and Her Killer Caught

November 28, 2016  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

A number of concerned civil society organizations have issued a statement demanding an investigation into the murder of a young Karen women activist, Naw Chit Pandaing, stabbed to death on November 19, in Dawei Town. Naw Chit Pandaing was a human right activist and a former ... Read more ►

Karen Teaching Hospital To Open In 2017

November 22, 2016  •  Author: Sa I Sue

The Karen Health and Welfare Department, a health service provider under the Karen National Union is planning that its teaching hospital, near Kawkariek will be set up and running by January, 2017. The teaching hospital, called Taw Nor [Daw Na], was planned to open on the fi... Read more ►

Students Complete 30th KNLA Basic Medical Training Course

November 22, 2016  •  Author: KIC

The 30th batch of students to pass Karen National Liberation Army’s (KNLA) Basic Medical Training course graduated at a ceremony held on 10 November in Karen National Union (KNU) Brigade 7 territory. The 105 students, who are all members of ethnic armed organisations (EAOs... Read more ►

Border Based Health Groups To Discuss Child Registration with Karen State Government

November 22, 2016  •  Author: S’Phan Shaung

Eight health organisations from the Thai-Burma border, which have been providing birth certificates and documents to enable children to be properly registered, will discuss their work with Karen State Government departments on 28 November. The organisations help provide birt... Read more ►

Hundreds of Karen Protest Outside U.S. White House Calling for Continued Sanctions on Burma

November 15, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Karen people living in the USA gathered in front of the White House in Washington DC to call for sanctions to be continued to be imposed on Burma. The Karen began their protest outside the White House on November 11, 2016. The more than 700 Karen protesters said that the lif... Read more ►

Local Governance Needs More Share of the Power for Ethnic Education To have Equality

October 14, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Despite some educational reform taking place in Burma, ethnic education workers claim that equal opportunity for them will only be possible when the country’s education system is decentralized. Padoh Saw Lah Say, Head of the Karen Education Department, the educational wing... Read more ►

Karen Don Dance Added to Burma National Performing Arts Competition

September 21, 2016  •  Author: Nant Thwar Paung

The Karen traditional Don Dance has been included in the Burma National Performing Arts competition that has been held for over 20-years. The inclusion of the ethnic performing arts, particularly ethnic traditional dances, were discussed at the recent meeting of the competit... Read more ►

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