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UNDP Grant for Organizations of Persons with Disabilities to Advance the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Lao PDR

UNDP in Lao PDR is awarding a Grant of up to UDS 20,000 for Organizations of Persons with Disabilities in Lao PDR to support their efforts to contribute to the implementation of the UN Convention on…  


Consultation Workshop on the Draft Amended Law on Law Making

The Government sets clear principles and practice that must be complied with in the making of laws in Lao PDR to ensure the effectiveness of such legislation. A consultation workshop, co-hosted by the…  


How COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact vulnerable groups

The impact of COVID-19 has no boundary and affects us all. But the most affected continues to be the most vulnerable. The UNCT socio-economic impact assessment which surveyed 1200 households in June…  


OPDs Parallel Submission to the 2021 CRPD Review- Workshop on Data Collection and Writing

Persons with disabilities no longer want to be seen as the recipients of charity but instead as equal members of society that need certainly tailored supports and to have a greater say in what support…  


Including Persons with Disabilities in the National Socio-Economic Agenda of Lao PDR

Disability inclusion is a process of making the concerns and experiences of persons with disabilities integral to development planning. The design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of…  


Women Village Leaders in Lao PDR: ‘Custodians of Gender Egalitarianism’

The 32 year-old is 1 of the only 3 women village leaders in the District, while the remaining 43 are all male leaders. Despite 43 of the 45 villages being identified as ‘poor villages’ in the…  


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…  


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 Unites local government officials

Chanthone Xayyavong, a 48-year-old mother of 3 was assigned to be one of the people in charge of the Bokeo quarantine center, since its establishment approximately six months ago. As a health…  

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