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Posts Tagged ‘Karenni’ (12 found)

FBR’s relationship with the Burma Government and an Assessment of the Current Situation in Burma

The situation in Burma is changing, in some case for the better and in others for the worse. In the midst of this FBR continues its mission of giving help, hope and love and putting a light on the situation. In areas where there have been improvements, such as parts of Karen State, some of […]

August 28, 2015  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ethnic Communities: Salween Dams are Fueling War and Must be stopped

Community representatives from Shan, Karenni, Karen and Mon States are handing a petition today to the Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power, and to the Chinese and Thai Embassies in Yangon, urging an immediate halt to dam projects on the Salween River, which are fuelling war and violating the rights of local peoples […]

January 19, 2015  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karenni Women at the Border Holds First Convention Back Home

Karenni National Women’s Organization KNWO, the lead women’s organization along the border in Maehongson, Thailand announces the launch of its first Karenni All Women Convention- “Together as One” in Karenni State, Myanmar on June 19 – 21, 2013. ThoeMyar MiNyo, KNWO chairperson says that this first gathering would be a good sign that Karenni women along the border of Thailand and Burma see Burma government to seemingly open its door for the eventual return of Karenni people […]

June 16, 2013  •  By Karenni National Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Love Salween Group Condemns Blocking of Free Expression in Karenni State

We, the Love Salween Group, condemn government authorities for denying local villagers their democratic rights by blocking them from organizing a prayer ceremony to mark the Global Day of Action for Rivers on March 14, 2013 at Wan Awn village, Pasaung township of Karenni state […]

March 20, 2013  •  By Love Salween Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Position on the Repatriation of Refugees from Burma

After the Karenni Refugee Committee (KnRC) organized three workshops on September 20-21st, November 9th and October 8-10th, attended by representatives of KnRC, Karenni community based organizations and religious leaders, the groups agreed on a common position paper on refugees’ repatriation as follow […]

December 12, 2012  •  By Karenni Refugee Committee and Karenni Community Based Organizations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Lost Paradise: Damaging Impact of Mawchi Tin Mines in Burma’s Karenni State

Lost Paradise CoverThe Molo Women Mining Watch Network was formed by women from the Karenni Women’s Organization, Karenni Social Welfare and Development Centre and Karenni Evergreen Organization, who wanted to research information about the Mawchi tin mines. The network was named after the Molo Stream which flows from the Mawchi mines to the Salween River. It aims to work for women throughout our state who are facing social and environmental impacts of mining, and to empower them to solve these problems […]

December 11, 2012  •  By Molo Women Mining Watch Network  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report: Women Urge Halt to Expansion of Damaging Karenni Tin Mines

The Mawchi tin mines have inflicted decades of environmental and social damage in southern Karenni State and new expansion plans should be halted, according to a new report by a network of local women.

Lost paradise, by the Molo Women Mining Watch Network, details how hundreds of mine tunnels spanning about 3,000 acres have caused lethal landslides, water pollution and deforestation, impacting about 4,500 indigenous villagers […]

December 11, 2012  •  By Molo Women Mining Watch Network  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Analysis Paper on the Ceasefire Process Between the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) and the Burmese Government in the Last Six Months

At the start of the current peace negotiation process between the KNPP and the Government of Burma the Karenni Civil Societies Network (KCSN) released a statement welcoming the talks, and is continuing to monitor closely the peace process between the two parties.

KCSN believes that only through negotiation between both parties to seek solutions to the problems in Karenni State, as agreed during the State Level and Union Level talks, can genuine and permanent peace be achieved […]

October 31, 2012  •  By Karenni Civil Society Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Dam-Induced Floods Spur Calls to Suspend New Chinese Dams in Burma’s Karenni State

Unprecedented releases of water from Burma’s first major hydropower dam at Moebye due to heavy rainfall have caused severe flooding around the Karenni capital, Loikaw, spurring calls by community groups to suspend construction of three large hydropower dams planned by Chinese investors in Karenni state […]

October 4, 2011  •  By Karenni Development Research Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Junta Launches Covert Dam Offensive in Karenni State

Engineers are secretly surveying for dams planned by China hydropower giant Datang on the Salween and its tributaries in Karenni State under the armed guard of Burma’s junta, according to local researchers.

The Karenni Development Research Group (KDRG) launched today a campaign publication exposing how three planned dams proceeding in secret will block waterways across the state, tightening the junta’s control and causing further widespread disruption to the war-torn population […]

March 10, 2011  •  By Karenni Development Research Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤