Karen Websites

Burma Campaign UK

http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/
Burma Campaign UK works for human rights, democracy and development in Burma and is one of the leading Burma campaign organisations in the world.

Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB)

www.dvb.no
The Democratic Voice of Burma is a non-profit Burmese media organization.

Drum Publication Group

www.drumpublications.org
Drum Publication Group is a small, independent, Karen community based organization dedicated to promoting education and preserving the cultures of the peoples of Burma. They have downloadable Karen language resources.

Earth Rights International Burma Project

http://www.earthrights.org/campaigns/burma-project
EarthRights International's Burma Project collects vital on-the-ground information about the human rights and environmental situation in Burma since 1995.

Free Burma Rangers (FBR)

www.freeburmarangers.org
FBR is a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement. Ethnic pro-democracy groups send teams to be trained, supplied and sent into the areas under attack to provide emergency assistance and human rights documentation. The FBR website offers videos, maps, photos, and reports about the situation of ethnic minorities from Burma.

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

www.irrawaddy.org
The Irrawaddy Publishing Group (IPG) was founded in 1993 by a group of Burmese journalists living in exile in Thailand. The Irrawaddy is a leading source of reliable news, information, and analysis on Burma and the Southeast Asian region.

Karen Konnection

http://www.karenkonnection.org/
The purpose of this website is to help the newly-resettled Karen to connect with American Baptist-USA and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship churches throughout the U.S. Site includes helpful information about the Karen from missionaries Duane and Marcia Binkley.

Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)

www.khrg.org
KHRG is a local, independent group documenting the human rights situation in rural Burma by working directly with rural villagers who are suffering abuses such as forced labour, systematic destruction of villages and crops, forced relocation, extortion, looting, arbitrary detention, torture, sexual assault and summary executions. This is another resource for maps, photos, and reports about the situation of the Karen in Burma.

Karen National Union website (KNU)

www.karennationalunion.net
This is the website of the KNU, the democratic governing body of the Karen state in Burma.

Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM)

www.mnkaren.org
KOM is the first Karen-led nonprofit organization in the United States.

Karen Women’s Organization (KWO)

www.karenwomen.org
KWO is a community-based organisation of Karen women working in development and relief in the refugee camps on the Thai border and with IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) and women inside Burma. The focus of KWO includes social welfare, awareness-raising of women’s rights, promotion of women’s participation in the community decision making and political processes. KWO also documents human rights abuses of Karen.

Online Burma/Myanmar Library

http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/
This website contains classified and annotated links to more than 30,000 full text documents on Burma/Myanmar.

Thai Burma Border Consortium (TBBC)

www.tbbc.org
TBBC is a consortium of 12 international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from ten countries providing food, shelter and non food items to refugees and displaced people from Burma. TBBC also engages in research on the root causes of displacement and refugee outflows. Programs are implemented in the field through refugees, community based organizations and local partners. The TBBC is an excellent source for information about refugees from Burma and situations in the refugee camps (including photos and maps).

U.S. Campaign for Burma

http://uscampaignforburma.org/about-us-campaign-for-burma
The United States Campaign for Burma (USCB) is a U.S. based organization dedicated to empowering grassroots activists around the world to rally for human rights and to bring an end to the military dictatorship in Burma. Through public education, leadership development initiatives, conferences, and advocacy campaigns, they seek to educate Americans about the situation in Burma.

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