Gender Vulnerabilities of boys and girls throughout the lifespan in Lao PDR

No. of pages: 2

Publication date: 2019

Author: UNFPA Lao PDR

Publisher: UNFPA Lao PDR

Adolescent girls in early years (aged 0-9) face

  • Socialization to be differential to boys/men
  • Sexual exploitation and abuse 
  • Differential access to food and medical care
  • Low access to shooling

While adolescent boys in early years (aged 0-9) experience 

  • Harsher and abusive punishment at home and school
  • Poor access to medical care (based on relief that boys are hardier or tougher than girls, in some settings
  • Sexual exploitaiton and abuse (at lesser rates than girls)