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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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2014 International Women’s Day

On the 8th of March 2014, the International Women’s Day (IWD) will be celebrated worldwide. Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE)Foundation has been working for more than twenty years, empowering refugee and displaced women and children from Burma as well as disadvantaged Hill-tribe women in Northern Thai villages.Through education, economic opportunities and other support, […]

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Sexual Violence in Burma used as a War Weapon

In January 2014, the thailand-based Women’s League of Burma (WLB) launched the report “Same Impunity, Same Pattern: Sexual abuses by the Burma army will not stop until there is a genuine civilian government”.  100 sexual violence crimes are documented since 2010, including 47 gang rapes with victims as young as 8 years old-perpetrated by the […]

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