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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 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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Acting from “Within” as opposed to from “Without”

For both Sotiria and me, this is the first time to work directly in a rural community. We cannot speak Karen, and at the village, we do not have any interpreters and/or brokers to mediate between the community and us. There are some English speakers, but we do not feel like asking for too much […]

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What are we up to these days?

Greetings from Chiang Mai! Here are some of WEAVE happenings for June 2014! – Preparing our forthcoming Product Design and Development workshop with our partner EEPPOC Australia. Meet our trainer, Joanne Cotton from EEPPOC and wait for WEAVE’s new designs! [Show as slideshow] - Meeting with our partner KNWO and the Women Study Program on refugee girls education […]

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2014 World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is held every year in June 20. According to UNHCR, there are more than 50 million refugees around the world, half of which are women and children. For 24 years now, WEAVE has been working with refugee and displaced women artisans to support their weaving of traditional crafts and help them to access […]

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