Karen Women’s Empowerment Group visits Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

June 27, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The Karen Women’s Empowerment Group (KWEG) went on its first excursion to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in Naypyidaw on June 20. A total of 47 village leaders from Hpa-an, Kawkareik, Kyain Seik Gyi and Hlaingbwe Townships in Karen State studied the activities carried out by the P... Read more ►

Karen Women Demand More Positions in KNU Leadership and More Involvement in the Peace Process

March 8, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

As millions of women around the globe took to the streets or rallies to commemorate the 106th International Women’s Day, the Karen Women Organization rose to the occasion to demand that more women are involved in the Karen National Union leadership and that they take part ... Read more ►

Women’s Organisation Raising Awareness of Violence Against Women

December 1, 2016  •  Author: KIC

The Women’s Organisations Network – Karen State (WON-KS) held an awareness-raising programme on violence against women in Kha Lel Village in Kyain Seikgyi Township, Karen State on 28 November. The WON-KS chairperson Naw Khaing Thitzar said: “As part of the 16 days of a... Read more ►

Refugee Community on the Thai-Burma Border Caught in Hard Place

September 2, 2016  •  Author: Jami Campbell

Funding cuts have decreased food rations, negatively impacted already weakened health care and education systems, and a resettlement process has taken many in community leadership roles before replacements can be adequately trained. Refugees feel they are being forced to ... Read more ►

**Abused at home, Myanmar women failed by law and traditions

August 31, 2016  •  Author: Ei Cherry Aung/Myanmar Now

YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Last month, Phyu Phyu made a life-changing decision that few women in Myanmar dare to take in her situation: the 38-year-old mother of two left the family home in Yangon’s Thingangyun Township to escape her abusive husband. “I was hit with a ... Read more ►

Report Highlights Ethnic Women’s Mistrust of Govt After Decades of War, Human Rights Abuses

August 3, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A new report by the Karen Human Rights Group has documented the insecurity and mistrust ethnic women have to Burmese authorities following decades of armed conflict. The report, entitled Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles, catalogues some of the main concerns ethnic women ha... Read more ►

International Women’s Day: 110 Renowned Women call on Burma’s Government to end rape and sexual violence

March 8, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

High profile women, including actress Dame Judi Dench and actress Gillian Anderson, have put their names to a document calling on action to stop the sexual assault and rape of women in Burma. The pledge, which was released to mark International Women’s Day, called for: 1. ... Read more ►

*Where are the women in Myanmar’s peace process?

December 30, 2015  •  Author: By Thin Lei Win/ Myanmar Now

Of three new union level committees set up after the ceasefire agreement was signed, only three out of 96 members are women. None are from the government. YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Women have been consistently excluded from Myanmar’s peace negotiations and their contin... Read more ►

International Women’s Day – Karen Demand Equality, An End to Gender-Based Violence And An End to Violence Against Student Protesters

March 8, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Karen women commemorated International Women’s Day by paying tribute to the many women who fought for justice and equality. Naw Marry Htay, chairperson of Karen Women Organization Dooplaya district spoke to Karen News about what the day meant to her. “On this special... Read more ►

End Military Impunity For Violence Against Women

November 26, 2014  •  Author: *Zoya Phan

This week, which marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the women of Burma reiterated their call for an international investigation to look into the continuing use of rape and sexual violence against women in Burma, and address the issue ... Read more ►

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