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17 March 2020

Garment factory workers in Lao PDR act to address sexual and reproductive health risks

Manivone was only 19 when she first came to work with the Venture garment factory from her hometown in Champasack Province in the south of Lao PDR.  She left school five years ago and moved to the capital city of Vientiane to be a young factory worker like many of her friends. Manivone’s responsibility is to dispatch the

8 March 2020

International Women’s Day - 8 March 2020 How are opportunities being maximized for Lao women?

What do we see from the picture? We see a glass that is half empty or half full. What’s important is how we can get the glass filled. On the International Women’s Day, an occasion to celebrate progresses in promoting gender equality in every corner of the world, let us focus our discussion on how we can collectively fill the

3 February 2020

Delivering comprehensive sexuality education for vocational training students in Lao PDR

For the first time, students of technical and vocational education training (TVET) in Lao PDR were able to attend comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) courses. Six hundred students, mostly around age 14-22 in Bokeo TVET College enjoyed one-week intensive training on CSE at the end of 2019. They participated actively in

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