Development and assistance for women

UNICEF, NA Strengthen Oversight Capacity on Child-Friendly Budget for Child and Women Development in Laos

UNICEF and the National Assembly of the Lao PDR have organized a two-day workshop to enhance the capacity of members of the Cultural and Social Affairs Committee of the National Assembly from across all 18 provinces to monitor and ensure national budgets and spending are ...


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

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

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

Laos, S Korea assess projects to provide vocational training for women

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – South Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has been providing support to the Lao Women’s Training Centre, run by the Lao Women’s Union, for the provision of vocational courses for marginalised women.A consultative meeting on the three-year project (from 2016-2018) ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Lao women entrepreneurs upgrade knowledge of electronic business platforms

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Asean-Korea Cooperation Fund supported a training programme on Electronic Business (E-Business) platforms to expand opportunities for women entrepreneurs, improve revenues and women’s well-being in the country.The opening ceremony of the programme was chaired by the Vice President of the Lao ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Globe-trotting journalists' film Women's Business to raise funds for Laos women

Journalists Iain Finlay and Trish Clark will launch a documentary about a weaving and embroidery school they set up in Laos, at a screening at Mt Vic Flicks on March 4.In 2010 they spent six months working in northern Laos, where they found themselves involved ...

Blue Mountains Gazette

RHB Bank Lao Provides Assistance To Women With Disabilities

(KPL) RHB Bank Lao has provided training equipment and daily necessaries worth 20 million kip to students at the Lao Disabled Women’s Development Centre.More ...


President, Lao Women’s Union mark 63rd anniversary

President Bounnhang Vorachit on Friday took part in special activities to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the Lao Women’s Union on theme ‘Cultures Conservation for Visit Laos Year and Sustainable Environment Protection’.More ...

Vientiane Times

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