The renowned singer and composer Aluna from Laos produced a song to raise awareness about the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Date: Friday, December 12, 2014

Together with youths from the Arts Education College in Vientiane, the celebrity, who is a role model for boys and girls in her country, premiered the song on a special event hosted by the Ministry of Education and Sports and UN Women Laos.

Photos: Danho/Danny Hodgson and UN Women/Nicole Hosein
Photos: Danho/Danny Hodgson and UN Women/Nicole Hosein

The Vice Minister of Education and Sports, Mr. Lytou Bouapao, indicated the Ministry is targeting young people through education programmes to prevent and protect women and girls from violence.

During the event, the students were invited to work in groups to develop slogans and drawings based on the theme of Young People Working together to End Violence against Women and Girls.

The event contributed to UN the Secretary General’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence under the theme Orange Your Hood.

Click to Listen to the song:


Photos: Danho/Danny Hodgson and UN Women/Nicole Hosein

Lyrics in English:

Women are proud of their role
Women are proud of their role
A role that they do with nothing but heart, soul and good intentions,
She is EVERY WOMAN
Women are our mothers who have given birth to us
And we as children
Appreciate and are grateful for what they have done for us.

We live in a world that is hectic and chaotic, where love and understanding is scarce
A world where people are selfish, abusing each other.
Our Hearts break every time we hear something bad has happened to another human being,
Especially to our women and young girls.
What has she done that has caused her to be violated…body and soul?
She has a heart and warm blood flowing through her veins like everyone else.
She could be our daughters, our granddaughters, our nieces, our sisters, our Aunties.

Women are proud of their role
A role that they do with nothing but heart, soul and good intentions,
she is EVERY WOMAN
Women are our mothers who give birth to us
And we as children
Appreciate and are grateful for what they have done for us.
Many may think of them as a weaker sex
but they are determined and full of courage

Photos: Danho/Danny Hodgson and UN Women/Nicole Hosein
Photos: Danho/Danny Hodgson and UN Women/Nicole Hosein