334 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

UN Special Rapporteur Meets with Social Organizations in Kayin State

July 27, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

On her sixth tour of Myanmar, UN human rights expert Yanghee Lee made a stop to meet with Karen social organizations in Hpa-an township, Kayin (Karen) State on July 16. “We discussed issues related to education, health, traditions and culture, women’s rights and rule of ... Read more ►

Karen Women’s Empowerment Group visits Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

June 27, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The Karen Women’s Empowerment Group (KWEG) went on its first excursion to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in Naypyidaw on June 20. A total of 47 village leaders from Hpa-an, Kawkareik, Kyain Seik Gyi and Hlaingbwe Townships in Karen State studied the activities carried out by the P... Read more ►

EU-backed forest working committee established in Karen State

June 26, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

An EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) working committee has been established in Karen State. This came after a FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement meeting with various civil society organizations (CSOs) in the state’s capital Hpa-an on June 17 and 18... Read more ►

Villagers Confused – Want Transparency and Understandable Information on the Propose Kawkareik – Aindu Asia Highway

June 25, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers along the Kawkareik – Aindu road which is now being upgraded to Asia Highway funded by the Asia Development Bank said that they want transparency and more understandable information on the project. The Village Development Committee formed with representatives fr... Read more ►

Myaing Gyi Ngu IDP’s Temporary Shelter in Need of Roof Repair, Supplies

May 25, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The Myaing Gyi Ngu shelter for displaced families is in urgent need of roof repairs before the monsoon season fully kicks in, officials said. The Karen State temporary shelter began housing thousands of people last September when fighting erupted between a splinter faction o... Read more ►

Peace Without Unity: The Challenge of Peace and Forging Karen Unity Post-KNU Congress

April 13, 2017  •  Author: *Saw Greh Moo

On April 7, the highly anticipated 16th KNU Congress came to an end with the election of a new leadership to drive the organization for the next four years. Unlike many past congresses, the 16th KNU Congress attracted enormous interest from Burma watchers and from the Karen ... Read more ►

Have Your Say: Padoh Naw Zipporah Urges for Genuine Peace and Ethnic Unity

April 11, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, despite losing her position as vice-chairperson in the Karen National Union’s 16th Congress recent election, urged the new leaders to work for a genuine peace and to be united with the country’s ethnic n... Read more ►

KNU Elections – Senior Women Leader, Zipporah Sein Loses Key Position as Mutu Sae Po Re-elected Chairperson

April 8, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union elections for its four-year term leadership ended on April 8, 2017 after the top five positions were voted in. Chairperson, General Mutu Sae Po was re-elected to serve in the position for another four years, while Naw Zipporah Sein lost her position... Read more ►

KNU Approves Next Four-Year Agenda

April 6, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) has approved a roadmap roughly outlining its future activities over the next four years. The ethnic armed organization is currently convening its 16th congress, where election of its new leadership body is underway. Padoh Saw Thaw Thi Bwe, chai... Read more ►

KNU 16th Congress – The Final Stage

April 5, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The current 16th Karen National Union (KNU) Congress entered its final stage from the first week of April, 2017. Election of new leadership that will take office for the next four years start tomorrow, on April 6. During the previous weeks, representatives debated several i... Read more ►

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