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Karenni National Women’s Organisation (KNWO)

KNWO is a Community Based Organization and was founded on March 10, 1993 by concerned women individuals to organize women refugees who fled their homes to seek asylum along the Thai-Burma border in Mae Hong Son, North West of Thailand. KNWO has gained recognition as a lead organization to promote, protect and safeguard the well-being of women refugees and the Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Karenni State, Myanmar. Karenni women though living in refugee camps strive to achieve their aspirations of self-sufficiency, equality, obtaining leadership and management roles in the community. KNWO seeks to build the capacity of women to be decision makers and leaders in their families and communities, promote and protect Karenni women's rights locally and globally, provide necessary services and support to women and children to ensure their well-being.