March 9, 2018 - Vientiane, Lao PDR
International Women's Day Workshop
On March 7th, the Australian Embassy in Laos and the Laos Australia Development Learning Facility celebrated the importance of International Women’s Day by holding a cross-learning workshop focused on gender equality and disability inclusion in the Lao PDR.
The workshop was part of a LADLF-led review of gender and disability inclusion across Australian aid investments in Laos. Drawing upon a number of good practice examples from Australia’s aid program, workshop presentations and discussions shed light on the range of approaches used to improve the inclusion of girls, women and people with disabilities in the country’s social and economic development.
Workshop participants included representatives from Oxfam, Plan, CARE, the Gender Development Association, the Lao Disabled Women’s Development Center, the Vocational Development for Lao Blind Association, the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. By bringing together representatives from government, national gender and disability organisations, civil society and the private sector, the event successfully promoted dialogue around strengthening gender equality and disability inclusion in Lao PDR.
Read more about the LADLF-led review HERE.