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Feminist Organising Across Borders with Kn'Yaw Paw (Karen Women's Organisat...

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Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is delighted to host special guest speaker Naw K’nyaw Paw, General Secretary of the Karen Women’s Organisation, who will be in Australia to speak about the struggle for justice for the Karen people, the fight for women’s rights in the refugee camps, the stories of Karen refugees along the Thai-Myanmar border, and the pursuit of peace and security in Myanmar.

This event provides a special opportunity to hear Naw K'nyaw Paw talk about the fight for women's equality in the Karen refugee communities on the Thai-Myanmar border.

K’nyaw Paw is the General Secretary of the Karen Women’s Organisation, a movement dedicated to empowering Karen women to become leaders, advocates, and peace-builders. The Karen Women's organisation now boasts a membership of more than 65,000 women.

K'naw Paw will speak on how the Karen Women's Organisation is combating sexual violence in refugee camps and organising displaced women to defend their rights.

“The Karen Women’s Organisation aims to assist all Karen women to be free from all forms of oppression.”

K'naw Paw and The Karen Women's Organisation were awarded the 2019 International Women of Courage Award for "consistently condemning the Burmese army to end military violence against civilians, for speaking out about the military violence against the Rohingya, and for speaking out against sexual and gender-based violence in conflict”.

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Read more about K'nyaw Paw here: https://www.apheda.org.au/meet-naw-kynaw-paw/

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Snack food will be provided on the night. Drinks avaiable at Bar Prices

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