11 STORIES TAGGED ‘WOMEN’

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 ►

Refugee Woman Found Dead

October 16, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

The unconnected death of two refugee women within a month at a refugee camp on the Thai Burma border has triggered fears about the security of women living in the camps. Mae La Refugee Camp officials found the decomposed body of missing elderly refugee woman near the camp on... Read more ►

Burma fails to sign sexual violence declaration

September 29, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s refusal to sign a declaration against sexual violence comes despite pressure from the British government. The declaration of commitment to end sexual violence in conflict was launched by the British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special R... Read more ►

Karen Women Demand To Be Heard

September 22, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Yesterday more than a 100 young men and women helped the Mergui-Tavoy District branch of the Karen Women’s Organization celebrated the International Day of Peace at their jungle office in Southern Burma. The KWO embraced the slogan ‘Peace begins in the family and spreads... Read more ►

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