Gender

Women

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 ...

KPL

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 ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy -

Reproductive health challenges remain for impoverished women: Lao officials

VIENTIANE, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) — Lao authorities say that while the majority of people now have access to better quality medical services, access to reproductive health services remains a challenge for many, especially impoverished women.Women and young people in Laos lack information about access to ...

Yurou

Course organisers assess scheme to provide Lao rural women with job skills

The Lao Women’s Union and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family have joined forces to provide vocational training for Lao women, to improve their job prospects.A meeting to discuss the management of the project took place on Friday at the Lao ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Rural women boost job prospects with training courses 

Laos and the Republic of Korea are jointly enabling disadvantaged women across Laos to improve their skills so they can boost their income, through carefully designed training courses held in Vientiane.The project is a collaboration between the Lao Women’s Union Training Centre and Korea’s Ministry ...

Siladda Souliyong

Laos' Planning department boosts women’s leadership potential 

The Department of Planning under the Ministry of Planning and Investment hosted a one-day training seminar on “Smart Leadership for Women” aiming to enhance the capacity of its female staff.The department’s Director General, Ms Phonevanh Outhavong, and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and ...

Times Reporters

Multi-sector Consultation Held On Essential Services For Female Victims Of Violence

(KPL) Experts, government officials and development partners met in Vientiane this week to discuss how to adapt and use the manual Essential Service Package as a tool to provide essential services for women and girls who are victims of violence.Lao Women’s Union hosted the first ...

KPL News Desk
http://kpl.gov.la/En/Detail.aspx?id=46998

UN ramps up message on prevention of violence against women in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Village authorities will spread the word about eliminating violence against women, hoping to change attitudes and put a stop to the abuse of women and girls.Rural people know little about the Law on the Development and Protection of Women and it ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth
http://annx.asianews.network/content/un-ramps-message-prevention-violence-against-women-99879

Outstanding Lao businesswomen receive regional award

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Ten Lao businesswomen received the Outstanding Asean Women Entrepreneurs Award 2019 from the Asean Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) during a ceremony at JW Marriott Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, last week.Almost 90 nominated businesswomen from Asean countries, included the 10 from Laos, ...

Visith Teppalath
http://annx.asianews.network/content/outstanding-lao-businesswomen-receive-regional-award-99035

Lao Women’s Union supports victims of human trafficking

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao Women’s Union is partnering with Unicef and relevant ministries in a bid to protect more women and children from human trafficking.A consultation meeting on the drafting of guidelines concerning protection and assistance for the victims of trafficking took place ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

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