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United Nations representative for women's rights has praised the Lao government for the progress it has made in advancing women's rights and promoting gender equality.

Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programmes of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Mr John Hendra, spoke to local media on Friday at the UN offices in Laos.

 

Mr Hendra was in Laos to attend the Asean 10 + 3 Committee on Women meeting in Vientiane, and to discuss the situation of women in Laos with the various parties concerned.

“It is important to recognise the important progress that Laos has made in terms of advancing women's rights and promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.”

Women now comprise 25 percent of National Assembly members. Out of the National Assemblies of the 10 Asean countries, Laos has the second biggest female presence, with women holding the posts of assembly president and chairperson of the assembly's committee for economic affairs.

He then went on to highlight four areas of focus that Laos still needed to work on.

Mr Hendra said the government needed to focus more on the implementation of frameworks and laws, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

In this regard, he suggested the government should collaborate with development partners to develop capacity to ensure more effective implementation.

In addition, to end violence against women, Mr Hendra said the problem needed to be further discussed publicly to raise awareness among males of all ages of the need to join forces to tackle the issue.

He also said it is critical for Laos to focus on achieving all of its Millennium Development Goals, but in particular goal number 3. The target is for the widespread promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women, especially where education is concerned.

“There is no greater investment in poverty reduction and development than investment in women's education,” Mr Hendra said.

Finally, he said it is important for Laos to ensure that advances in women's rights and empowerment reach those in rural areas, as they represent the largest portion of the population.

For this to be done, he said that one of the main areas of focus needed to be on bringing women out of vulnerable employment and providing them with secure jobs.

“It is very important to look at economic diversification and how women can fulfil their potential economically. It's good for them, it's good for their families and communities. But it's particularly good for the growth of the country overall.”

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ກອງປະຊຸມຄະນະກໍາມະການແມ່ຍິງອາຊຽນ+3 (ສປຈີນ, ສເກົາຫລີ ແລະ ຍີ່ປຸ່ນ) ຄັ້ງທີ4 ໄດ້ດໍາເນີນໃນວັນທີ18ຕຸລາ2012,ໃຫ້ກຽດກ່າວເປີດກອງປະຊຸມໂດຍ ທ.ນ ສີໃສ ລືເດດມູນສອນ ກໍາມະການສູນກາງພັກ, ປະທານສູນກາງສະຫະພັນແມ່ຍິງລາວ. ຊຶ່ງທ່ານໄດ້ມີຄໍາເຫັນເນັ້ນເຖິງ ຄວາມສໍາຄັນໃນການພົວພັນໃນຂອບເຂດອາຊຽນ+ສາມ ແລະ ຍັງໄດ້ຕີລາຄາສູງຜົນສໍາເລັດການ ຮ່ວມມືໃນຂົງເຂດວຽກງານຕ່າງໆລວມທັງບັນຫາສິ່ງແວດລ້ອມແລະບົດບາດຍິງ-ຊາຍ. ພ້ອມດຽວ ກັນນີ້ທ່ານຍັງໄດ້ຊົມເຊີຍຜົນສໍາເລັດກອງປະຊຸມລັດຖະມົນຕີສິ່ງແວດລ້ອມບວກສາມ ຄັ້ງທີ11 ທີ່ ບາງກອກ. ຊຶ່ງເປັນການປະກອບສ່ວນອັນສໍາຄັນໃຫ້ແກ່ ກອງປະຊຸມຄະນະກໍາມະການແມ່ຍິງອາຊຽນບວກສາມໃນຄັ້ງນີ້. 
ຈາກນັ້ນທ່ານນາງ ບັນດິດ ປະທຸມວັນ ຮອງປະທານສູນກາງສະຫະພັນແມ່ຍິງລາວ ໃນນາມປະທານກອງປະຊຸມກໍ່ໄດ້ສືບຕໍ່ນໍາພາດໍາເນີນກອງປະຊຸມ. ເພື່ອສືບຕໍ່ປຶກສາຫາລືການ ຮ່ວມມືລະຫວ່າງແມ່ຍິງອາຊຽນກັບ ແມ່ຍິງສ.ປຈີນ, ແມ່ຍິງສ.ເກົາຫລີ ແລະ ແມ່ຍິງຍີ່ປຸ່ນ.
ໃນນີ້ຜູ້ເຂົ້າຳຮ່ວມໄດ້ແລກປ່ຽນແນວຄວາມຄິດຕໍ່ການສົ່ງເສີມບົດບາດຍິງ-ຊາຍ ແລະ ການ ເປັນຄູ່ຮ່ວມມືຂອງແມ່ຍິງອາຊຽນເພື່ອສິ່ງແວດລ້ອມແບບຍືນຍົງໂດຍສະເພາະແມ່ຍິງບັນດາປະເທດ+3 ຈະໄດ້ສະເໜີບົດຮຽນປະສົບການທີ່ດີຂອງຕົນຕໍ່ການຈັດຕັ້ງປະຕິບັດແຜນນະໂຍບາຍ ກົນໄກ ຂອງປະເທດຕົນ ໃນການສົ່ງເສີມບົດບາດຍິງ-ຊາຍແລະການເປັນຄູ່ຮ່ວມມື ເພື່ອສິ່ງແວດລ້ອມທີ່ ຍືນຍົງ ທີ່ໄດ້ຈັດຕັ້ງປະຕິບັດພາຍໃນປະເທດຂອງຕົນແລະໄດ້ຮັບຜົນສໍາເລັດມາແລ້ວ. ພ້ອມທັງ ສະເໜີໃຫ້ເຫັນບັນຫາທ້າທາຍໃນຂົງເຂດ, ແນະນໍາຊອກຫາວິທີແກ້ໄຂທີ່ເໝາະສົມ ໂດຍສະເພາະ ແມ່ນໃນຂົງເຂດກອບການຮ່ວມມືລະຫວ່າງແມ່ຍິງອາຊຽນແລະແມ່ຍິງປະເທດ+3. ນອກຈາກນີ້ບັນ ດາປະເທດ+3ຍັງໄດ້ແລກປ່ຽນກິດຈະກໍາ,ໂຄງການຕ່າງໆ ທີ່ພົວພັນເຖິງແມ່ຍິງກັບສິ່ງແວດລ້ອມ ຮ່ວມກັບແມ່ຍິງອາຊຽນຕື່ມອີກເຊັ່ນ: ການພັດທະນາພື້ນຖານຊີວິດການເປັນຢູ່ຂອງແມ່ຍິງອາຊຽນ, ໂຄງການໃຫ້ທຶນແລກປ່ຽນທັດສະນະສຶກສາໃນຂົງເຂດວຽກແມ່ຍິງ, ໂຄງການພັດທະນາຫລັກສູດ ການສົ່ງເສີມບົດບາດ ຍິງ-ຊາຍ ແລະ ການພັດທະນາໃນມະຫາວິທະຍາໄລ ຂອງບັນດາປະເທດ ສະມາຊິກອາຊຽນ. ພ້ອມດຽວກັນນີ້ແມ່ຍິງບັນດາປະເທດອາຊຽນຍັງຈະໄດ້ນໍາສະເໜີບັນດາ ໂຄງການ,ກິດຈະກໍາຂອງແມ່ຍິງທີ່ນອນໃນແຜນວຽກຂອງຄະນະກໍາມະການແມ່ຍິງອາຊຽນ ທີ່ຕ້ອງ ການການເຂົ້າຮ່ວມແລະໃຫ້ການສະໜັບສະໜູນຈາກແມ່ຍິງບັນດາປະເທດ+3.
ກອງປະຊຸມຄັ້ງນີ້ມີຄະນະຜູ້ແທນແມ່ຍິງຂັ້ນສູງຈາກ10ປະເທດອາຊຽນ,ຄະນະຜູ້ແທນແມ່ຍິງຈາກສປຈີນ,ສເກົາຫລີແລະຍີ່ປຸ່ນພ້ອມດ້ວຍກອງເລຂາອາຊຽນ,ແຂກຖືກເຊີນຈາກສູນກາງ ແລະອົງ ການ ທີ່ກ່ຽວຂ້ອງເຂົ້າຮ່ວມ.