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66 Years in the Fight Against Violence: How the Lao Women’s Union Works to Protect Women in Lao PDR

An important part of the Lao Women’s Union’s work is advocating for the protection of wom-en’s rights under the law, especially their right to live free from violence and eliminate gender-based…  


Youth for climate action: Key lessons learned from a nationwide essay competition

Young people all across the globe have demonstrated their dedication to act on climate change. World leaders were previously startled by Suzuki's strong speech in Rio in 1992, and are now again taking…  


Announcing essays on climate participation by youths

We are happy to publish the award-winning articles for you to read. Please follow the link below to read the ideas and practices for protecting the environment and celebrate the upcoming International…  


Through the lense of a Quarantine Center doctor

Santee Phetkaysone, a 24 year-old young doctor was assigned to be stationed at the KM 21 quarantine center, an 18-room facility in Champasak Province from August to October of 2020. As one of the few…  


Lending her voice- Chandavone

Initially, Chandavone just wanted to try out being a radio host out of pure curiosity after graduation. Never did it occur to her that her trial would turn into a long-term job, with her name becoming…  


Official launch of the joint project on Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Women on the International Human Rights day

A project launch and board meeting to address the Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Women for Mainstreaming Gender into the National Development Agenda in the Lao PDR was jointly held at…  


Project on Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Women for Mainstreaming Gender into the National Development Agenda in Lao PDR

There is a growing global consensus recognizing gender-based violence against women as a serious violation of basic human rights. In the meantime, the problem is increasingly visible in all sections…  


COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and…  


Managing investment through a poverty and environment lens

Lao PDR’s management of foreign investments in extractive industries has improved since 2009, helping to ensure benefits are spread to communities and decrease environmental impacts.  

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