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 ►

Government Plans to Offer Monthly Support To Pregnant Women and Children aged under two

January 25, 2019  •  Author: Nant Phaung Mwee Shar

The Karen State Social Welfare Department announced the Myanmar government will give support to pregnant mothers and their children (under two) starting from January, 2019. U Zaw Min, Director of the Department of Social Welfare, told Karen News pregnant women and children u... Read more ►

Mat Weaving Project Aims to Increase Rural Women’s Income in Pantanaw Area

September 14, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

The Pantanaw Karen Youth (PKY) is carrying out a mat weaving project to increase the income of rural women in Pantanaw Township, Ayeyarwady Region with funding from an international non-governmental organization (INGO). The PKY started the mat weaving project on July 1 with ... Read more ►

KNU Training Achieves 30 percent Quota for Female Participation

July 12, 2017  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

The Karen National Union lauded female participation in a recent, local political training after the course attained a 30 percent quota. The second basic politics training, a five-day event last week, involved residents from villages in KNU-controlled Kawkareik township. Amo... Read more ►

Women’s Group Expressed Concern On Draft Interfaith Marriage Law

May 11, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A wide and diverse range of women groups and civil society organisations have released the following statement on the government’s draft Interfaith Marriage Law. Karen News have taken the decision to run the full statement to generate debate and understanding in the co... Read more ►

UN Secretary General Demands Sexual Violence Investigation

April 24, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

International pressure for an investigation into sexual violence in Burma is mounting, with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for the Burma government to co-operate with the UN on the issue. Ban Ki-moon called on the Burma Government to investigate hum... 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 ►

KWO Marks 29th Years Of Standing Up For Women’s Rights

April 12, 2014  •  Author: Khar Hsu Nyar

The Karen Women Organization held ceremonies on April 5 marking its 29th anniversary in locations in Karen State and along the Thai Burma border. The KWO used its anniversary to draw attention to the status of women’s legal protection, the need to respect women and the nee... Read more ►

International Women’s Day – Refugees Show Fear and Hope

March 8, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Women from the largest refugee camp in Thailand’s express their concerns and dreams as the world marks international women’s day. Naw Kaw, 44, a mother of three and a Karen refugee, sits down, shielding her face from the midday sun. She has been in Mae La refugee camp fo... Read more ►

Two years on, Kachin woman abducted by Burma’s Army still missing, presumed dead

October 31, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The 28th of October marked the second anniversary of the abduction of Sumlut Roi Ja, an ethnic Kachin woman, by members of Burma’s Army. She is still missing. Burma Army soldiers arrested Sumlut Roi Ja, a 28-year-old mother, on October 28th 2011 while she was working on th... Read more ►

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