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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…  


Enhancing Social and Economic Opportunities for Youth in Lao PDR

This project intends to create an enabling environment for youth to realise their potential and to undertake important and fulfilling socio-economic roles under the framework of comprehensive national…  


Enhancing Social and Economic Opportunities for Youth in the Lao PDR

Lao PDR has one of the youngest populations in the region. Close to 60 per cent are estimated to be less than 25 years of age. Projections show a rapid increase in the working-age population and a…  


Strategic Support to Enhancing the Role of the National Assembly

The overall goal of the project is to help address challenges faced by both the NA and PPAs to perform their respective important roles, better represent citizens’ interests, and undertake policy and…  

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