Social development

Investing in Ethnic Midwives to Protect Maternal Health, UNFPA

Vida is a 28-year-old midwife from the Akha community who is proud of her role in ensuring women in Lao PDR realize positive maternal health outcomes. Based at Long District hospital in Luang Namtha province, this Akha midwife graduated from the Oudomxay UNFPA-MOH supported midwifery ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Building a strong justice system to break the cycle of violence against women

For the first time in the Lao PDR, on May 26-27, key justice agencies came together to explore how they could fulfill their role in responding to and preventing violence against women. This training session follows the recommendations outlined in a detailed capacity needs assessment ...

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Establishing standard procedures to ensure there’s no “wrong door” for violence survivors to seek help

Historically, a fragmented approach has been in place in responding to violence against women, ad hoc measures and limited understanding by officials due to the absence of clear national guidelines. Establishing SOPs is critical to strengthen systems and create a clear framework for sectors to ...

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Preventing Violence against Women through Storytelling

According to the 2014 National Survey on Violence against Women, more than 30% of ever-partnered women in the Lao PDR have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence by a male partner in their lifetime. During the COVID-19 lockdowns last year, the LWU Counselling and Protection ...

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Advocating for women’s rights and gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow

Women and men from the government, embassies, international organizations, civil society organizations, non-profit organizations, business sectors, media and youth, advocated for women’s rights and gender equality on Mar 9 at the French Institute.Ms. Mariam A. KHAN, UNFPA Representative to the Lao PDR said:  As we celebrate ...

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Japan supports primary education for ethnic minority children in Oudomxay

The Government of Japan has decided to provide grant assistance worth approximately USD 470,000 for primary education for ethnic minority children in Oudomxay. The grant will fund activities for “Basic Education for Ethnic Minority Children in Oudomxay Province” for twelve months.The project aims to provide ...

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Digitalizing the Fight against Gender-based Violence for Key Justice Agencies

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Jan 12 supported key justice sector agencies with new ICT equipment and software to be used in their efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence through the Khan Hom Project.The ...

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NA Ethnic Affairs Committee opens plenary meeting

On Oct 20, the Ethnic Affairs Committee of the National Assembly’s 9th legislature held its plenary meeting under the presidency of the Chairman of the Committee. She noted that over the past one year, the Ethnic Affairs Committee in cooperation with relevant authorites has met eligible ...

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New project to strengthen management of educational institutions

Laos and the United States are partnering to strengthen management, administrative and technical abilities so that educational institutions can more effectively contribute to the socio-economic development of Laos. Under the MOU, the project will design and develop management training courses and provide comprehensive training plans ...

Times Reporters

Online learning faces difficulties amid Covid-19

Currently, the Vientiane Education and Sports Office  is collecting the data of schools offering online teaching and learning through communication apps (Zoom) and those providing onsite teaching and learning. “Online teaching cannot deliver as good schooling results as onsite teaching technique and this is partly attributed ...

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