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Posts Tagged ‘Karen’ (72 found)

2,000 Karens Gather on the Salween to Call for a Halt to Dam Plans

About 2,000 internally displaced people and villagers from the Wei Gyi area gathered yesterday at Ei Htu Hta Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp on the Salween riverbank to mark the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams in an event organized by Karen Rivers Watch […]

March 15, 2013  •  By Karen Environmental and Social Action Network  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Steps Towards Peace: Local Participation in the Karen Ceasefire Process

During the ten months since a preliminary ceasefire agreement was reached between representatives of the Government of the Union of Myanmar and the Karen National Union (KNU),[1] negotiators from the two parties have met twice, most recently on September 3rd and 4th, aiming to build trust and progress towards a code of conduct that will set guidelines as to how the armed actors must operate towards each other.[2] As the details of this document have not yet been made public,[3] this moment presents an opportunity to consider what impact the ceasefire has had for villagers in eastern Burma in the last ten months and, based on their perspectives, to suggest further steps that are still needed to ensure sustainable peace.

November 7, 2012  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

War-Affected Karen Communities Urge Suspension of Mega Development Projects During Peace Process

Villagers at the forum demanded that both the Myanmar government and the Karen National Union (KNU) improve the cease-fire and peace process, and allow the participation of communities and civil society groups in decision-making in order to have sustainable peace and development in the country.

November 6, 2012  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen Community Based Organisations’ Position on Peace Funds

The undersigned Karen community-based organisations working on relief, education, healthcare, women’s rights, human rights, youth development, environmental protection, community development, and sustainable livelihood, among other issues, are concerned about the current lack of transparency and community involvement in the Myanmar Peace Support Initiative […]

July 24, 2012  •  By Karen Community Based Organisations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen Women Organization Condemns the Attempted Rape of a 22-Year-Old Karen Woman by the Burmese Army

The Karen Women Organization today has begun caring for a 22 year old mother who was viciously attacked yesterday by two members of the Burmese Military. The two soldiers attempted to rape her while she was working to grow vegetables for her family. The victim has been badly beaten and drugged. She was only able to escape when nearby gunfire caused the soldiers to leave. This case of violence against a young woman in our community is particularly disturbing as it confirms previous reports of continued human rights violations against women […]

March 5, 2012  •  By Karen Women Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen People Worldwide Call for Genuine Peace and a Federal Union of Burma

Representatives from Karen organizations worldwide today call for genuine peace throughout Burma and for national reconciliation towards the establishment of a federal union. They also appealed to the international community, especially the European Union and the United States, to maintain pressure on the Burmese Government until there is tangible political change for the Karen and for all the people of Burma […]

March 5, 2012  •  By Karen National Unity Committee  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement from Karen Worldwide Conference

A Karen Worldwide Conference was held on 27 February to 1 March 2012 regarding the current political situation in Burma and the future of Karen people. A total of 167 participants comprised of Karen communities, religious leaders, and representatives from women, youth and other Karen ethnic organizations, from both inside Burma and overseas, attended the conference […]

March 5, 2012  •  By Karen National Unity Committee  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Separated by Borders: United By Need, An Assessment of Reproductive Health on the Thai-Burma Border

The region of eastern Burma is mired in conflict and human rights abuses. The former Myanmar military junta and the new civilian government, are responsible for widespread human rights violations throughout […]

February 16, 2012  •  By Ibis Reproductive Health  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of Karen Women Organization’ Second Central Standing Committee Meeting of the 5th Congress

The Karen Women Organization held its second Central Standing Committee’s meeting after the 5th congress from 26th to 28th January, 2012. 40 Representatives of 7 districts of Karen state, refugee camps, and special guests participated at the meeting which was held on the Thai-Burma border […]

January 30, 2012  •  By Karen Women Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of KNU CC 2nd Emergency Meeting

The Karen National Union (KNU) Central Committee 2nd emergency meeting was held from January 23 to 25, 2012 at a certain place in the Karen State. The meeting was attended by a total of 38 representatives, 35 Central Committee members and 3 specially invited representatives […]

January 26, 2012  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤