Karen Worldwide Put Forward Their Best Position

March 5, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Karen ethnic organizations, from both inside Burma and overseas, attended a conference organized by the Karen Worldwide alliance. The conference ran for four days, from 27th February to 1st March, and was held inside Karen State. Karen Worldwide say the conference was called... Read more ►

UN Security Council R 1325 – Karen women have to be part of the peace process

March 5, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Ms K’nyaw Paw an executive member of the Karen Women’s Organization and Presidium Board Member of Women’s League of Burma told Karen News that is crucial that women are an integral part of the on-going peace negotiations with the Burma government and the Karen Nati... Read more ►

Saw Htoo Htoo Eh – 2011 Phan Foundation Award Winner

March 3, 2012  •  Author: By Nan Paw Gay

The winner of the 2011, Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award is Saw Htoo Htoo Eh, a field worker with the humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers. Saw Htoo Htoo Eh described his work to Karen News. “I collect information about the needs of displaced children in conflict zones i... Read more ►

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 ►

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