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15 December 2021

My Voice, Our Future: Youth Debate Competition

  15 December 2021, Vientiane Capital - The final round of the youth debate competition was completed announcing the winners from Lao-Vietnam Friendship School 2. The debate competition was part of... Read more

9 December 2021

Investing in the Reproductive Health and Protection of Female Workforce Essential to Recovery of Garment and Tourism Sectors

9 December 2021, Vientiane Capital - A workshop to discuss the partnership with the private sector, to promote the accessibility of sexual and reproductive health information and services amongst... Read more

1 December 2021

Lao doctors shine a light on violence, help women and girls get the care they need

“Sometimes a doctor is the first person to respond to violence against women,” Dr. Phaboutdy says of the critical role frontline healthcare workers... Read more

26 November 2021
Opening of Women's Protection Shelter in Savannakhet in December 2020. Deputy Minister of ICT, Savannakhet Vice Governor, LWU Vice President, UK Ambassador to Lao PDR, UNFPA Representative Lao PDR and President of Savannakhet LWU.

Ending violence against women and girls is possible… I am hopeful!

Globally, one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, primarily by their intimate partners. In Lao PDR, a... Read more

18 November 2021
Press Release

Training youth volunteers to engage in the “Me, My Body, My Planet, My Future” campaign

Building on the momentum and continuing acceleration to implement ICPD mandate and renewed commitment of the Government of Lao PDR at the Nairobi... Read more

10 November 2021
Press Release

Lao PDR integrates national policies for gender equality and ending violence against women and children into provincial, ministerial and sectoral plans

The Action Plans were officially endorsed by the Government of Laos in May 2021 and the Prime Minister’s Decrees on implementation of the plans were... Read more

4 November 2021
Press Release

Lao Midwives’ Association preparing the launch of a new helpline with UNFPA support

The helpline will target two groups: the first is pregnant women and lactating mothers and their families and their communities and surroundings,... Read more

26 October 2021
Press Release

Media plays key role in promoting women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights towards fulfilling the ICPD25 and SDGs

Journalists from Lao media agencies and communications officers from the line ministries and mass organizations discussed the role of media in... Read more

15 October 2021

COVID-19 impact on adolescents at the heart of the discussions of the sixth Adolescent Research Day

October 15, 2021, Vientiane Capital- Researchers, experts and practitioners from the government, academic and development sectors in Laos and other countries presented recent research evidence on... Read more

12 October 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Provides Telehealth Equipment to Ministry of Health for continuity of life saving reproductive health services during COVID-19

Today, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) handed over telehealth equipment to the Ministry of Health (MoH) for the essential Reproductive... Read more