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“It is more important than ever that women migrant workers know where to get help.”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Interview with Inthava Thonpheng, volunteer at the Lao Federation of Trade Unions Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) in Savannakhet, Lao PDR

Empowering the invisible mine victims in Lao PDR

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As I play tag with Minta, a beaming four-year-old, it’s easy to forget the tragic circumstances that brought this bright-eyed girl and her mother to a UN Women-led skills training for women victims of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Xieng Khouang, a town in the north-east of Lao PDR. Tired from running, Minta settles into a chair, giggling, and I can’t resist reaching for my camera to capture her radiant face, pink from the exercise.

Lao journalists learn from UN Women how they can help stem violence against women

Friday, December 7, 2018

As their country joins in a global campaign to stop violence against women, Lao journalists are better able to cover the issue at home and promote gender equality thanks to a training supported by UN Women, in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund...

Officials of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand recommend steps to protect migrant workers

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Government officials of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand have jointly recommended steps to protect the millions of migrant workers in the region from exploitation and abuse. The officials from various ministries made the recommendations at a 24-25 May consultation that also included employers, civil society and international humanitarian organizations, and United Nations agencies - UN Women, International Organization for Migration...

A UN Women booklet helps smooth the journey for Lao migrant workers in Thailand

Thursday, December 21, 2017

As poor Lao villagers cross into Thailand to start new lives as migrant workers, they can soothe some of their worries by carrying in their suitcases a colorful, friendly UN Women booklet. UN Women's Safe Migration Booklet, which features the always-upbeat Thai cartoon character Noohin (Little Hin), tells the migrants everything they need to know to make their journeys smooth and trouble-free. The Safe Migration Booklet is displayed on a rack...

High school students in Vientiane capture, and appreciate, moments of working women

Thursday, April 27, 2017

By taking photos of everyday life around them, a group of students at Vientiane High School have learned the value of all the work that women do in the society and in the family. Earlier this year, UN Women and the International Labour Organization held a series of discussions with the students about women’s rights and women’s work, and organized photography training so the students could go out and...

Take five: “Women in the organization view themselves as leaders”

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

I decided to build my career in two male-dominated industries—banking and law. When I started practising law there were partners (both women and men) that I worked for who asked me to make them coffee or pick up their dry cleaning, simply because I was a young woman. It was demoralising and disheartening. However, I also saw many people, again both women and men, who...

Women’s invisible burden: The struggle for dignified and meaningful livelihoods in the informal sector in Lao PDR

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Every morning, Mrs. Khong rises before dawn to prepare the morning meal and tidy her modest home for her family in Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR. As her husband and young children awake, she already has several hours of work behind her and hurries to the local market to set up her small, road-side stall selling fresh fruit and snacks, in time to catch the morning rush of customers. Mrs. Khong is worried. There have been rumours that the market will be developed and that she will be forced out or won’t be able to pay the increased rent...

UN Women to launch reports on the progress of women and women market vendors | Media Advisory

Monday, January 30, 2017

On 1 February, 2017 UN Women in Lao PDR will launch two landmark reports in Vientiane Capital, on the importance of gender equality, women’s empowerment and advocacy for gender-responsive policies. The reports are: (*) Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, and (*) Baseline Study on Situation of Women Market Vendors in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. The launch event will also include a robust discussion panel by expert panellists...

UN Women costing evidence improves essential services for women experiencing violence in Indonesia, Lao PDR, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

UN Women, with the support of Australian Government had developed landmark tools for estimating the resources required to respond to violence against women in South East Asia. With growing evidence that violence against women is a major drag on national economies, there is new interest in understanding what the costs of appropriate responses are for governments to curtail the short and long term consequences, and support survivors in their journey for healing and justice. The total cost of...

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