Women policy and administration
Over 1,000 Human Trafficking Victims Get Assistance from Bokeo Police
During a meeting on Monday, the Deputy Director General of the Police Department at the Ministry of Public Security, Major General Kanchanh Phommachack provided an update on the issue.Mr. Kanchanh mentioned the processes in place for victims of human trafficking to receive assistance through police forces at ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
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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 ...
Mekong region tackles stereotypes’ impact on violence against women
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Representatives from the five Mekong sub-regional countries of Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam are meeting to strengthen their understanding of the impact of gender norms and stereotypes on violence against women.More ...
PM calls for collective action to end violence against women, girls
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for everyone to join together in ending violence against women and girls, saying that this kind of pernicious violence continues to exist.The premier issued his message when joining other countries around the world in marking International Day for the ...
More Than 1 In 20 Adolescent Girls Never Attend School
(KPL) More than 1 in 20 adolescent girls have never attended school and 1 in 5 adolescent girls have dropped out of school in the Lao PDR, according to a UN study. The study conducted by the United Nations Population Fund suggests that nearly 2 in ...