Meeting for selection new married couples in 9 villages, Xaythany district, Vientiane capital from 14 to 24 August 2018

29 couples from 9 village: 3 Dongbang, 4 Nasala, 3 Thadindeng Tai, 5 Thadindeng Neua, 2 Nontea, 2 Oudomphon, 4 Ladkhouay, 2 Sanoudom and 3 Paksabkao. we will choose only 27 couples from 29 village

  • Village authority had good cooperation for preparation and coordinated to the new married couple group.
  • New married couples attended the meeting and had interactively constructed discussion on the project carried out in their villages.

Village authority assisted ADWLE team to encourage the new married couples to more understand the project and the benefits that they will gain from such project if they can engage.


Training on Techniques on Counselling for the victims of Gender-Based Violence was organised on 4-6 July 2018 at Vangvieng, Vientiane province.


Training on Techniques on Counselling for the victims of Gender-Based Violence was organised on 4-6 July 2018 at Vangvieng, Vientiane province. 27 participants from ADWLE, LACVWC, LDP, CLE of NUoL, CLE of Champasak Uni were attended including 15 women

Participants learned new skills and methods on counselling for the victims including techniques of emotion of counsellors.


Supporting by: EU-Helvetas

Exchanged lessons of paralegals workshop was set up on 26 July 2018 at the 19 km Restaurant, Xaythany district, Vientiane capital

Exchanged lessons of paralegals workshop was set up on 26 July 2018 at the 19 km Restaurant, Xaythany district, Vientiane capital chaired by Bouavanh Chasoakao, Vice-Governor of Xaythany district who leads works of SubCAWC.

There were 45 people(21 women) attended, and 16 paralegal out of which 10 were women.
there are exchange between paralegal, our staff, and another:
1. What do you think about GBV manual of paralegal? What are useful?
=> They replied that it is a tool for using during real mediation in the village. The contents are complete. It is a tool to assist the victims. It is very important because it is a good reference and guides direction for addressing the issues happening in our villages
2. What does paralegal means?
=> They replied that paralegal is a person to assist villagers and to give an advice to the victims. They will accompany the victims access to justice process. They will help the vulnerable people who do not know laws and accompany them to meet each concerned organizations. They will record and conclude information, keep confidential and send to Ministry of Justice. To be concluded that the paralegals are volunteers, who already received training on assistance skill and methods, working in their own villages.
3. Why paralegals are needed?
=> They replied that due to the villagers do not know laws. Due to the paralegal are used to familiar with villagers, talk truly, know very well the real village situation and occurred problems.

– The workshop was conducted with good atmosphere, enjoyed and completed as defined objective.
– All participants concentrated in exchanging some lessons and contributed substantive ideas to the workshop.



support by: EU-Helvetas

ADWLE strategic plan and regulations on 13-14 December 2018 at CAT Phonphanao village, Saysettha district, Vientiane Capital

The meeting was organized and opened by chair Madame Inthana Bouphasavanh, director of ADWLE. There were 24 people out of which 16 were women attended. They came from Vientiane capital Judicial Department, Vientiane capital Lao Women Union, Xaythany district Lao Women Union, Xaythany Judicial office, Xaythany cabinet,Xaythany security,Helvetas,GIZ​, LDP, LCCO, DFCA, Faculty of law( National University of Laos), Faculty of Law ( Champasak University), ADWLE staff and Administrative Board.


Divided groups for discussion on next strategic plan

Question 1: what ADWLE focus on?
Reply 1: Below are answers:

1)      Apply SDG ( 5, 16) and 8th five year National Social, Economic and Cultural Development Plan(NSECDP)
Article 5: Gender equality and women empowerment in 15 target villages.
Article 16: Peace and laws
2)      Knowledge, capacity of staff, law partners, legislations, gender and Gender-Based Violence.
3)        Government sees effectively a significant cooperation with ADWLE.
4)        Developed partners see an important roles of ADWLE and fruitfully cooperation
5)        Several organizations supported funds to ADWLE for instance EU, Helvetas and Oxfam.
6)        Access to many target groups: 15 villages, 2 FLP, 10 secondary schools.
7)        Women access to equality and law by 50% and peace increased.
8)        Men assist family chores increasingly.
9)        Build capacity on human rights ( increased training and share experience)
Question 2: How future of ADWLE look like? Can imagine the view of ADWLE
Reply 2: ADWLE ‘s image from present to 2020:
1)     Society knows and acknowledges ADWLE nationwide.
2)     Staff has more professional knowledge.
3)     Expand more target groups.
4)     Build capacity for new generations to continue ADWLE’s vision.
5)     Be representative and reliable for women and children victims  
Question 3: What methods are recently ADWLE welcomed by Lao society and global? Why?
Reply 3: They will recently acknowledge ADWLE as follows:

1)  Should be acknowledge by society.
2)     Should be acknowledge, reliable and trust by government and private.
3)     ADWLE should have monitoring and inspection units: duties and other movement.
4) Staff have sufficient capacity related to their works

The meeting focus on main partners who have joined together implementation  of the activities with ADWLE to understand the strategic plan in order to reach the designed strategic plan.
The meeting also emphasized on participatory approach on sharing ideas.
The participant contribution was write down their comments to the small cards and had group discussion


Celebration of “ Memorial of International End Violence Against Women And Children Day 25 November ” at Donbang Village of Xaythany District in Vientiane Capital Lao PDR on 25 November 2018.

ງານສະເຫຼີມສະຫຼອງ “ ວັນສາກົນລະນຶກເຖິງການຢຸດຕິການໃຊ້ຄວາມຮຸນແຮງຕໍ່ແມ່ຍິງ ແລະ ເດັກນ້ອຍ 25 ພະຈິກ ”  ທີ່ບ້ານດົງບັງ ເມືອງໄຊເສດຖາ ນະຄອນຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ ສປປ ລາວ ໃນວັນທີ 25 ພະຈິກ 2018

Celebration of “ Memorial of International End Violence Against Women And Children Day 25 November ” at Donbang Village of Xaythany District in Vientiane Capital Lao PDR on 25 November 2018.

 

ມີຜູ້ເຂົ້າຮ່ວມຈາກ 15 ບ້ານເປົ້າໝາຍເມືອງໄຊທານີ ນະຄອນຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ, ຄູ່ຮ່ວມງານທີ່ມາຈາກເມືອງໄຊທານີ, ຄະນະກໍາມາທິການເພື່ອຄວາມກ້າວໜ້າວຽກແມ່ແລະເດັກ, ພະແນກຍຸຕິທໍານະຄອນຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ, ບັນດາຄູ່ຮ່ວມງານອື່ນໆ ແລະ ຕາງໜ້າຈາກຜູ້ໃຫ້ການສະໜັບສະໜູນ ເຂົ້າຮ່ວມ

Participants from 15 target villages in Xaythany, Vientiane Capital, Partners from 
Xaythany district, Sub-CAW, justice Vientiane Capital, Other Partners and Representatives
 from supporter.

    

   

ໂດຍການຮ່ວມມື ຈາກ ຄະນະກຳມະທິການ ເພື່ອຄວາມກ້າວໜ້າແມ່ຍິງ ແລະ ວຽກແມ່ຍິງ ແລະ ເດັກ ນະຄອນຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ, ອຳນາດການປົກຄອງເມືອງໄຊທານີ ແລະ ສະມາຄົມເພື່ອພັດທະນາແມ່ຍິງ ແລະ ການສຶກສາກົດໝາຍ

Orginised by the Sub Committee for Advancement of Women and Children, Vientiane Capital, Xaythany Governor Office and Association of Development Of Women and Legal Education (ADWLE)

     

ການສະແດງບົດຟ້ອນ ຂອງນ້ອງນັກຮຽນ ຈາກບ້ານ ນາສາລາ ເມືອງໄຊທານີ ນະຄອນຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ

dance show’s students of Nasala village Xaythany district vientiane capital

ສະໜັບສະໜູນ ໂດຍ ເບດຟໍເດີເວີດ, ສະຫະພາບອີຢູ ແລະ ອົງການເຮວີຕັດສ, ອົງການຢູ່ນິເຊບປະຈໍາລາວ

Supported by  BFTW, EU and Helvetas, Unicef

Celebration of “International Women’s Day ” at Nongsonghong village, Xaythany district, Vientiane capital

Celebration of “International Women’s Day ” at Nongsonghong village, Xaythany district, Vientiane capita

On 7 March 2018, ADWLE joined with SubCAW and Mother and Child of Vientiane capital to organize the International Women’s Day at Nongsonghong village, Xaythany district, Vientiane capital. Participants were from representatives from Vientiane capital, Xaythany district, ADWLE, Care international, Health Promotion Association, LDP and 15 target villages. Total was 386 villagers, out of which 281 were women, 173 were children ( 104 female child).

Outcomes from observation:

  • Cooperation was quite successful with the village authority of Nongsonghong village as a host, leading us to reach the goal of the celebration.
  • Villagers from the target villages recognized the location, roles and procedures of LACVWC of Nongsonghong village increasingly.
  • Many audience members increasingly knew paralegal roles.
  • Some villagers who played some games together with their family for example husband, wife and children had fun and gained a better understanding each other.
  • Many boys and girls enjoyed colouring in pictures.
  • Some women and men had a free check up from the Health Promotion Association which is partner of ADWLE. There were 81 villagers, out of which 17 were men.

 

Supported by French Embassy: EU-Helvetas

Consultation workshop on village mediation work for Village Mediation Committee (VMC) of 4 target villages of Xaythany district on 28 October 2017 at Vangvieng, Vientiane province

Consultation workshop on village mediation work for Village Mediation Committee (VMC) of 4 target villages of Xaythany district on 28 October 2017 at Vangvieng, Vientiane province

Obj:

  • To discuss village mediation work of the four target villages.
  • To exchange lessons on addressing village mediation together with Xaythany district and Vientiane capital Judicial Department.

Date: 28 October 2017

Place: at Vangvieng, Vientiane province.

number and nature of participants (students, officials from government, etc.):  20 VMC Four villages: Nasala, Dongbang, ThadindengTai and ThadindengNeua, 4 ADWLE, 5 SubCAW, 4 Xaythany district, total 33 including 11 women.

Outcomes: Almost all participants were interested the contents of the meeting. They frankly shared experiences by raising examples of problems to be discussed with the Vientiane Capital Judicial Department and Xaythany District Judicial Office. They Shared lessons on activity plans of the four target villages. However, they had not learned primary law. They proposed to ADWLE to look for funds to continue such a crucial project.

 

Supported by French Embassy

Training on Village Mediation Methodology on 26-27 October 2017 at Vangvieng

Training on Village Mediation Methodology on 26-27 October 2017 at Vangvieng District Vientiane province

  • To understand role of village mediation committee
  • To assist the village mediation committee know methods and procedures of mediation at village level

Time: 26-28 October 2017

Place: Vangvieng, Vientiane province

Number and nature of participants (students, officials from government, etc.): SubCAW 2, Xaythany district 5, ADWLE 3, Vientiane Capital Judicial Department 2 and VMC 21. Total 33 people, including 11 women

outcomes:

Pre-test: 1. Not understanding 2. Little 3. Medium 4. Good 5. Excellent

No. Description Level of understanding
1 2 3 4 5
1 Have you ever trained on village mediation? 10% 15% 40% 35%
2 Prime Minister Order regarding concentration of judiciary of grass root level 60% 10% 30%
3 Agreement of Prime Minister on establishment of village mediation committee 35% 30% 25% 10%
4 Agreement of Ministrer of Justice on village mediation management and implementation 10% 30% 30% 30%
5 Estalishment of village mediation 20% 40% 30% 10%
6 Roles, functions and scopes of village mediation committee 20% 40% 30% 10%
7 Village mediation procedures 20% 40% 30% 10%

What they learned are as follows:

  • Increased knowledge on mediation in order to assist their own village to govern with peace and along with domestic law.
  • Was interactive and participatory so that they exchanged judicial knowledge with other VMC members in order to transfer it to their villagers.
  • Know their roles and responsibility and will be able to disseminate law to their villagers.
  • Learned how to solve problems with effectiveness, equity, fairness, non-discrimination, transparency and using negotiation manners

 Post-test: 1. Not understanding 2. Little 3. Medium 4. Good 5. Excellent  

No Description Level of understanding
1 2 3 4 5
1 Have you ever trained on village mediation? 30% 60% 10%
2 Prime Minister Order regarding concentration of judiciary of grass root level 20% 55% 25%
3 Agreement of Prime Minister on establishment of village mediation committee 25% 65% 10%
4 Agreement of Ministrer of Justice on village mediation management and implementation 20% 65% 15%
5 Estalishment of village mediation 20% 65% 15%
6 Village mediation procedures 5% 25% 50% 20%

 

Supported by French Embassy

VMC from 4 villages study visit to VMC others villages in Bolikhamxay Province on 2-4/05/2018 in Bolikhamxay Province

VMC from 4 villages study visit to VMC others villages in Bolikhamxay Province on 2-4/05/2018 in Bolikhamxay Province

Obj:

  • To understand roles of VMC in handling conflict issues in the village.
  • To exchange the best practice among VMC of four villages of Xaythany district, Vientiane Capital and four villages of Paksan district, Bolikhamsay province

date: 2-4 May 2018

place: Paksan district, Bolikhamsay province.

there are 61 participans: fromVientiane Capital 31 people, women 17 people and from paksan District brlikhamxay province 30 people, women 12 people

At the Sivilay village meeting, Mr. Monh, Chair person, emphasized that there was an agreement of the Prime Minister on the establishment of village mediation committees and and an agreement of the Minister of Justice on the establishment and implementation of village mediation committees from provincial, district and village levels announced and acts. Accordingly, this study visit was very significant because it contributes to creating a good relationship among ADWLE , Vientiane Capital Judicial Department, Xaythany district, four villages of Xaythany district, Vientiane Capital and four villages of Paksan district, Bolikhamsay province. All participants received good lessons and real working experiences from each others.

Four villages of Xaythany and four villages of Paksan took turn to present their mediation work and real experience which illustrated some example of case studies. Some presentors were asked for clarification

Mr. Chanthala Phouheuanhong, VMC of Dongbang village, Xaythany district, Vientiane Capital said: Before the project was implemented there were domestic violence cases, particularly husbands which do not understand their wife. After this project, the VMC understood well and applied lesson learned and could disseminate law to the villagers quite well especially laws related to women

Before this project stepped in there were so many domestic violence cases, notably aldutery and heritage division which were solved by customary law and appropriate means.

After the project started, they received training on laws related to women, village mediation methodology and procedures. They applied obtained lessons as a potential reference. They could educate both parties in the conflict and negotiated with them to understand each other and reach concensus. They felt confident to do their functions as good mediators because they learned law, know methods and good procedures of mediation.

Mr. Khamkeung Keovivong, Chief of Sivilay village, Paksan district.

This village used customary law and some domestic laws to handle and negotiate issues. If they did not reach a consensus then the file letter was sent to the district.

There were several problems, for instance dept, figthing and divorce. All were sent to court. The VMC lacked knowledge and expereice and they did not know the methodology and precedures to do effective mediation.

 

Supported by French Embassy