Karenni National Women's Organization
ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND & CONTEXT: The Karenni National Women’s Centre was established on March 10th 1993 by Karenni women from Eastern Burma who fled to and found asylum in Thailand. Many of these women fled to escape violent human rights abuses by the Burmese government including rape, torture and forced labour.
KNWO works towards advocating for women’s rights, protection and empowerment through education, publication, advocacy and creative approaches. We envision a society where Karenni women have the same rights as men politically, socially and economically. We do this through capacity building, protecting and promoting human rights and providing necessary services to women and children.