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President, Lao Women’s Union mark 63rd anniversary

President Bounnhang Vorachit on Friday took part in special activities to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the Lao Women’s Union on theme ‘Cultures Conservation for Visit Laos Year and Sustainable Environment Protection’.
A large number of Lao women members from ministries and state/private organisations enjoyed various activities including agriculture and handicraft products exhibition and fair by Lao women, art performances, traditional sports competitions and free health checkup as well.

The special event was held on July 13 at Lao Women’s Training Centre in Vientiane. Women have continued to make significant contributions to national development over the past 63 years, Lao Women’s Union president Ms Inlavanh Keobounphanh said at the ceremony.
Over the years, Lao women through the union had progressed in their development regarding education and vocational skills, as well as promoting the rights of women and protecting their benefits.
Lao women have been continually improving their standing in various fields including political, economic and socio-cultural circles, as well as promoting gender equality and rights within the family.
The Lao Women’s Union committee has helped improve the lot of Lao women especially regarding the living standards of their families.
Meanwhile, the official committee has also upgraded Lao women’s knowledge to solve the social ills of the present period in conjunction with other relevant agencies.
The Lao Women’s Union member committee has plans to further women development in 2016-2020.
To ensure the success of the plans, they will focus on human resource development for females, strengthening the Women’s Union, promoting vocations and businesses for women, protecting women and children’s rights, as well as promoting female progress and gender equality rights, according to the Lao Women’s Union committee. 

By Times Reporters
(Latest Update
July 17,

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