“We Want Our Children To Learn Karen…”

October 27, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Karen communities urge the Karen National Union (KNU) to push the Burmese government to allow their native language to be taught in schools. Community leaders and elders said Karen villages in the government control area want the right to teach their native language. At a re... Read more ►

Refugee Woman Found Dead

October 16, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

The unconnected death of two refugee women within a month at a refugee camp on the Thai Burma border has triggered fears about the security of women living in the camps. Mae La Refugee Camp officials found the decomposed body of missing elderly refugee woman near the camp on... Read more ►

Listen To Us – Stop Ignoring Our Concerns

October 12, 2013  •  Author: *Zoya Phan

A number of international governments, organisations and individuals try to squeeze the current situation of the Karen people into a narrow, restrictive and simplistic narrative that is usually framed like this. ‘After more than sixty years of conflict, at last the Karen... Read more ►

Refugees – Food Rations To Be Cut

October 4, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Food rations for refugees living in the seven refugee camps on the Thai border will be reduced due to funding cuts by international aid organizations. Refugees will get reduced food rations from November 2013. In an exclusive interview with Karen News refugees tell how they ... Read more ►

Zwekabin Mountain – $20 million Cable Car Project to Make Life Easier for Pilgrims

September 23, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Monks and a Malaysian construction plan to install a cable car on Karen State’s famous and symbolic, Zwekabin Mountain. A Pagoda at the top of Zwekabin Mountain, near Hpa-an Town, is visited each day by hundreds of Buddhists pilgrims and tourists who make the arduous three... Read more ►

Karen Parties In Move To Be One For 2015 Election

September 22, 2013  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung (KIC)

The leaders of four different Karen political parties met over two days to discuss how to merge their organisations into one for Burma’s next general election in 2015. In an effort to merge the parties, leaders of the Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party, the Karen People’s Par... Read more ►

Karen Women Demand To Be Heard

September 22, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Yesterday more than a 100 young men and women helped the Mergui-Tavoy District branch of the Karen Women’s Organization celebrated the International Day of Peace at their jungle office in Southern Burma. The KWO embraced the slogan ‘Peace begins in the family and spreads... Read more ►

Karen construction worker killed after falling six floors

September 20, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar (KIC)

A Karen migrant worker died after falling from the sixth floor of Chiang Mai construction site on Monday, September 16. The dead worker was identified as 20-year-old, Saw Ye Tun Naing, who came to work in Chaing Mai from the Delta region of Burma. Saw Than Hlaing , a fellow ... Read more ►

War and Peace – A Woman’s View – Part 2

September 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Doo Plout and Saw Blacktown

Naw K’nyaw Paw, an executive member of the Karen Women’s Organization, in part two of and exclusive interview with Karen News talks about the impact of drugs and gambling on family life and the added stresses women now face in Burma’s changing political landscape. Kare... Read more ►

War and Peace – A Woman’s View – Part 1

September 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Doo Plout and Saw Blacktown

Naw K’nyaw Paw, an executive member of the Karen Women’s Organization, in an exclusive two-part interview with Karen News spoke about the need for women to be included in peace talks as stipulated under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the impact of d... Read more ►

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