334 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

Despite its Legal Status, Karen Martyrs’ Day Well Attended

August 24, 2015  •  Author: Saw Mort

For the second year running the Burma’s government allowed Karen people to commemorate their Martyrs’ Day in Rangoon. The 65th Karen Martyrs’ Day was held at the Judson Hall on August 12, 2015. This year’s event organized by Karen youth groups packed out the ... Read more ►

KNLA Chief Calls On All Karen To Unite and be Political Active

August 14, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

In the speech at the commemoration of the 65th Karen Martyrs’ Day, the head of the Karen National Liberation Army, General Johnny called for all Karen people in the country, on the border and overseas to unite and get involved in the current political struggle. General... Read more ►

Karen Activist Wins 2014 Padoh Mahn Sha Award

May 12, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The winner of 2014 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award, is Karen activist Naw Hsa Moo. With a certificate of recognition, the award comes with a $2000 grant, as a means to practically support the community work by Naw Hsa Moo. Naw Hsa Moo was awarded the prize for recognition... Read more ►

Chiang Mai Festival Honors ‘Disappeared’ Billy

May 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

This year’s Friend’s Without Borders Foundation art and cultural festival held at Chiang Mai University Art Centre commemorates the work of Karen human rights activist, Pawlachee Rakchongcharoen, also known as Billy. The Festival runs from 8 to 12 of May. The 2015 festi... Read more ►

Karen Groups Concerned Proposed Dams on Salween River Could Fuel Conflict and Increase Militarization

March 17, 2015  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

The Karen River Watch, a coalition of Karen environmental community based groups raise concerns over the proposed hydropower dam projects on the Salween River and repeated their call for a halt to all development projects. Together with local villagers, KRW held a protest ne... Read more ►

Unseen Hands Torch New Karen School – Destroys Children’s Chance of Learning

March 4, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The excitement of having a new primary school to learn in did not last long for students from Htee Klo Thaw village in Hlaingbwe Township, as their newly built school was burnt to the ground by unknown persons, just six days after its opening ceremony. The Karen Community Ba... Read more ►

Karen Villagers Breathe Life Into Their Rice-Tying Ritual To Summon The Rice Spirits

March 3, 2015  •  Author: Saw Mort/Karen News

Traditionally the Karen people believe nature has its own spirits. The Karen people place great importance on these spirits and depend on them for their wellbeing. These spirits live in and are the caretakers of the mountains, forests, rivers and plants. The spirits are also... Read more ►

Media Talk of Repatriation of Refugees Wrong

February 5, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Media reports this week that talks between the Burma and the Thai government’s focused on repatriation of refugees sent fear and rumours through the nine refugee camps on the border between the two countries. Reports in the Thai English language media got it wrong, accordi... Read more ►

Australian MP Acknowledges Karen’s Revolution Is Just

February 4, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

An Australia’s Member of Parliament Mr. Luke Simpkins attended the 66th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day in Karen State on January 31st said he recognised the Karen people’s fight for justice. Mr Simpkins said ,“I support all the ethnic people including the Kare... Read more ►

Australian Karen Show Solidarity

February 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Australia’s Karen community gathered in Sydney on Saturday to mark the 66th year of armed struggle against successive military regimes in Burma. “The celebration today is to empower the Karen community of Australia and to raise awareness about the human rights situation ... Read more ►

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