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WEAVE and partners celebrated 2017 IWD!

We shout happy #womensday and recommit to work… – Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE) The International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated worldwide on the 7th of March. This year, WEAVE Foundation held series of IWD events from March 6 to 8 in its project locations in Mae Hong Son border town side of Thailand. […]

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WEAVE and weaving, an oasis of hope

2017 marks the 27th year of refugee confinement and the existence of WEAVE on the Thai-Myanmar border. This prolonged encampment and with no clear sight of the future makes the life of Karen and Karenni displaced people very hard. Their everyday challenges marked by mass poverty and despondency are compounded by a number of other […]

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Empowering ethnic Burmese women through weaving

This article first appeared in www.wfto-asia.com website. Edited by Mitos Urgel, Executive Director, WEAVE Foundation Author: Bianca Caruana, The Altruistic Traveller A different world lies beneath our visions as refugees struggle to find any form of identity or belonging in a country that will not accept them. Thousands of Burmese refugees live in camps along the […]

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Building connection through weaving

I recently returned from a trip in Muang Paem, a scenic village situated in the forested hills of Tham Lod, Mae Hong Son. The 4 hours drive from Chiang Mai was filled with anticipation not only because we have to travel via winding mountain rugged road but much to excitement. After all, that was my […]

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Reading initiative of the Girls Education Program

Improved reading skills of girls allows them to gain more self-confidence. WEAVE Foundation is working to improve the lives of refugee girls and women under its Girls Education Initiatives through the Women Study Program and Karenni Further Studies Program. By helping them improve their reading skills, these girls does not only improve their social skills, […]

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