Karen Women Leader Honored With the 2019 US International Women of Courage Award

March 7, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Naw K’Nyaw Paw, general secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) has been declared as one of 10 recipients of the 2019 International Women of Courage Award. On March 7, Michael R. Pompeo, US Secretary of State hosted the Awards at the U.S. Department of State of... Read more ►

KWO Launches 16-Day Campaign of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 26, 2018  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women that falls on November 25, the Karen Women Organization (KWO) launched 16 days of activism with event held at Lay Ger Kler, Ta Mo Daw (Kyauk Taung) village in Thaton District, Karen State. Under the ... Read more ►

KWO to boost women’s role in all stages of the peace process

February 24, 2017  •  Author: Karennews

With the government’s gender quota in peace process events continuing to fall far short, the Karen Women Organization has announced plans to help bolster women’s participation at all levels of peace events. “All women who take part in township, district and central lev... Read more ►

Karen Women Pressure Politicians To Fulfill Obligation To Increase Their Numbers In Peace Process

March 11, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

To mark International Women’s Day, Karen women’s groups demand involvement in the Burma peace building process and reminded politicians to keep their promise of giving women a 30% stake in the process. International Women’s Day ceremonies were widely held in KNU contr... Read more ►

KNU Decision to Withdraw from UNFC Undemocratic Claims Karen Women’s Organisation

October 3, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organisation has criticized the decision by the Karen National Union to suspend its membership from the United Nationalities Federal Council last month, claiming the decision was made without proper consultation with the Karen community. Speaking exclusiv... Read more ►

Ethnic Women ‘Ignored, Abused And Victimized’

April 22, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, the Secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO), a community based organisation representing more than 49,000 women including refugees in Thailand and internally displaced persons inside Burma, said that ethnic women were se... Read more ►

Karen Groups Urges Govt To Improve Women’s Rights in Burma

March 8, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Two leading Karen Women’s groups, the Karen Women’s Organisation and the Karen Women’s Empowerment Group (KWEG) have urged Burma’s reformist government to improve women’s rights in the country as the world marks international women’s day, arguing that peace could... Read more ►

KWO welcome home KNU leader Mahn Nyein Maung

March 26, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women Organization released a media statement to say the release of the Karen National Union leader, Pado Mahn Nyein Maung, will strengthen the organizations peace efforts. “His leadership and commitment to the Karen people have been missed and his return will ... 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 ►

KWO condemns Burma Army soldiers’ sexual assault of a 22-year-old woman

March 6, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Karen Women Organization issued a media statement late last night condemning the attempted rape of a 22-year-old mother who was “viciously attacked yesterday by two soldiers of the Burma Army on Sunday this week.” The KWO told Karen News that they have taken the yo... Read more ►

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