NLD campaign team insulted in Irrawaddy Region

March 28, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

National League for Democracy, at Myaungmya Township submitted an official complaint against the village administration head for making threats against the NLD youth members’ election campaign team. During a NLD’s election campaign trip on March 15th to Shan Kyaw vil... Read more ►

KNU, DKBA and KNU/KNLA Peace Council find strength in unity

March 11, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

With the aim of strengthening their collective bargaining power, the Karen National Union met this week with the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and the KNU/KNLA Peace Council. The KNU delegation led by Major Saw Hla Ngwe – joint secretary of KNU and Lieutenant General Oliv... Read more ►

Karen Women to fight on

March 9, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Karen Women Organization held a ceremony to honor the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2012 by celebrating their victories and at the same time vowed to continue their fight for the emergence of legal protection and a guarantee of protection of women against viole... Read more ►

Burma army soldiers cross to Thailand to sexually assault Karen villager

March 6, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Two soldiers from the Burma Army attempted to rape a Karen woman in a location near the Thai border village of Mulu Chai [opposite Thay Baw Boe village on the Burma side], Phophra district in Tak province, Thailand. On 5th of March 2012 at about 4 pm, two men Burma Army sold... Read more ►

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 ►

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