337 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

Karen religious leaders join hands for unity and peace

February 23, 2012  •  Author: By Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

In an effort to develop unity and peace, representatives from different religions within Karen society came together for a seminar held on the Thai-Burma border last week. The purpose for the seminar is for religious leaders to involve in the process of bringing peace and un... Read more ►

Padoh Mahn Sha’s killers still out there

February 18, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

It is four years since the assassination of former Karen leader Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan and his killers have yet to be brought to justice. Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan was the Karen National Union general secretary at the time of his murder by unknown assassins in his office in t... Read more ►

The human face behind Burma’s broken education system

February 16, 2012  •  Author: Saw Kweh Say

Access to education for Karen children is compromised by lack of schools, poverty, conflict, displacement, and low or no wages for teachers. Makeshift schools on the Thai Burma border often offer the only chance for young Karen to get an education. The sound of teenagers cha... Read more ►

Karen people are organized to take advantage of peace negotiations

January 31, 2012  •  Author: Kweh Say

The participation of the Karen people in the decision-making process at the national level is key in preventing the Karen from being subjected to on-going forms of oppression and exploitation by the military dominated Burma government. The Karen National Union (KNU) and the ... Read more ►

Karen women want say in peace process

January 30, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organisation released a statement today to say they had formed a peace committee, in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Recommendation 1325, to ensure women are represented during the peace process with the Burma Government. The Karen Wom... Read more ►

Dam to destroy Karen villages

January 26, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Karen people in Theyetchaung Township, Tavoy, in southern Burma, claim they will be forcibly evicted from their homes by government authorities to make way for the construction of a dam. Htee Ler Klay (also known as Da Thway Kyauk) villagers say that on November 18, 2011, a ... Read more ►

Government breaks promise to free jailed Karen leader

January 22, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Karen National Union delegates at last week’s ceasefire talks with the Burma government in Pa-an claim they were given assurances that the jailed KNU central committee member P’doh Mahn Nyein Maung would be released. The KNU says the Home Minister, Lt-Gen Ko Ko, con... Read more ►

Peace hopes real, but Karen remain wary

January 17, 2012  •  Author: Saw Wei Thoo

Last week’s accord with the government brought the feeling that times are really changing in Burma, but bitter experiences of the past are prompting questions of why the KNU left the table without firm guarantees. It was a heart-pounding moment for many Karen around th... Read more ►

Karen groups want independent third party observers at peace talks

January 11, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

A network of Karen community–based-organisations on the Thai Burma border on the eve of official ceasefire talks between the Karen National Union and the Burma government have issued a media statement calling for third party observers to be involved. The group calling itse... Read more ►

Karen students demand ‘genuine peace’

January 4, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

A Karen student organization has come out in support of the Karen National Union and the Burma government ‘ceasefire talks’ and urges the government to establish genuine peace. The KNU and the government plan to officially meet in Pa-an Town on 12th January to negotiate ... Read more ►

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