Karen Women's Organisation (KWO)





Karen Women's Organisation (KWO)

KWO is a community-based organization of Karen women, who for the past 50 years have worked to empower their peers living in refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma border. The organization encourages women to participate in community decision-making and provides relief, development and income-producing skills training to help improve conditions for displaced women and their families.


Women's Resource Centers

Purpose: To promote women's political participation and leadership through trainings, community organizing and advocacy.

Project Grant Amount $32,000
Total Grants Received $351,740
Years Supported 10
Theme Civil and Political Rights
Population Served Indigenous peoples, Women, Religious/Ethnic minorities, Refugees and IDPs