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 ...


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

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

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

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

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