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Women’s and Youth Committees

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The main women and youth committees are the Karen and Karenni Women’s Organisations (KWO and KnWO) and the Karen and Karenni Youth Organisations (KYO and KnYO).

Members of other sizeable sectors of the populations - commonly organised along ethnic lines - often also set up their own organisations, such as the Burmese Women’s Union in Ban Mai Noi Soi and the Muslim Youth Association in Umpiem Mai.

The Karen and Karenni groups are established in each camp, and help run and coordinate social services with the camp committees.