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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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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Housing Complete for Villagers Displaced by Nam Thuen 1 Hydropower Project

The Nam Theun 1 Hydropower Project has handed over new homes to residents who have been affected by the project. Some 88 new homes are now ready to house displaced people and families impacted by the hydropower project in Bolikhamxay Province.The new homes are located ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Fighting Poverty by Protecting Landscapes

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the World Bank have launched a US$57 million Lao Landscapes and Livelihoods Project that will generate jobs and incomes in rural areas by promoting investment in environmentally sustainable and socially-responsible forest and landscape management, and in the preservation ...

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NA’s extraordinary session opens for national agenda debate

The first extraordinary session of the National Assembly (NA)’s ninth legislature kicked off on Thursday to debate measures to address financial and economic difficulties and suppress the use of narcotic drugs. The premier pledged that the government would be decisive, transparent and professional in implementing ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Follow the Data, Invest In Midwives: UNFPA, Ministry of Health Jointly Mark International Day of the Midwives

A virtual event conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Laos under the theme: “Follow the Data, Invest in Midwives” highlights the importance of midwives’ role in saving lives of mothers and babies and the needs ...

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Increase in Trafficking of Lao Women to China Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Trafficking of women from Laos to China to serve as wives for Chinese men or to work in prostitution is increasing amid economic pressure following the Covid-19 pandemic.Trafficking is typically brokered by Lao middlemen who recruit young women or convince parents to marry off their ...

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