353 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

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 ►

Karen People Say – Give Peace a Chance

January 2, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Recent political changes in Burma by the government suggest it is slowly moving away from the military dictatorship that controlled the country for more than 60-years. However, while the Burma Army continues to forcibly displace and abuse villagers in ethnic areas, skepticis... Read more ►

KNU ‘peace talks’ gives voice to Karen organizations

December 28, 2011  •  Author: Saw Kha Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen National Union have appealed for Karen civil society groups based inside Burma and oversea to voice their thoughts before the official ‘peace talks’ between the KNU and the Burma government takes place on January 12. Naw Zipporah Sein, general secretary of KNU ... Read more ►

Government keeps eye on Karen Peace Committee

December 22, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The Pa’an Town based Karen Peace Committee has come under government scrutiny under after they met with Karen National Union leaders about ceasefire talks held at the Thai Burma border in early December according to local sources. A member from a Pa’an based char... Read more ►

A farmer’s story

December 21, 2011  •  Author: Kweh Say

Saw Moo Wah lives in Naung Bo village. His village is one of 11 that are situated along the Sittang River in Pegu Division in the southern central part of Burma. The local economy is based around its natural resources and agriculture. The major crop in Pegu Division is rice ... Read more ►

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