UN Women Regional Director for Asia-Pacific joins campaign against gender-based violence in Lao PDR
WHAT:UN Women Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Roberta Clarke, will visit Lao PDR to participate in different advocacy events related to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Her visit coincides with the High-level Roundtable Meeting and the official visit of Helen Clark, Chair of the United Nations Development Group and Administrator of UNDP.
Among other events, UN Women Regional Director will join 1,500 students to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at the Vientiane Secondary School, where the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports and UN Women are implementing a pilot project for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls with support from the Australian Government.
During the event, Lao pop star Aluna will launch the video of her song “Every Woman” produced last year in collaboration with youths from the Arts Education College in Vientiane to raise awareness on ending violence against women and girls.
WHEN: 27 November 2015at 2:00 – 3:00 PM
- ROBERTA CLARKE Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific and Representative in Thailand
- SANGDUANE LACHANTHABOUN, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Education and Sports
- BOUAPHANH RATTHIDA, Head of the Division of the Advancement of Women and Children at the Ministry of Education and Sports
- ALUNA THAVONSOUK, Lao pop singer
WHERE:Vientiane Secondary SchoolLane Xang AvenueVientiane, Lao PDR
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