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

 

“ Raising Awareness on Gender by Protection of Migration Workers from Human Trafficking in 5 Secondary Schools at Khong district, Champasak Province on 20-24 February 2017 ”

“  Raising Awareness on Gender by Protection of Migration Workers from Human Trafficking in 5 Secondary Schools at Khong district, Champasak Province on 20-24 February 2017 ”

 

After trained 20 Student Gender Group(SGG-Law student volunteers) in December 2016, 14 of them were selected to do a role play on human trafficking. Then they went to five secondary schools to perform their roleplay. Our team work consisted of three staff from ADWLE, two staff from SubCAW Vientiane Capital, four staff from Khong district educational office, two law teachers from Champasak University and 14 students, total 25 people, 50 % were women.

There were 2.872 students (1.479 female), 144 teachers ( 83 female) and 50  teaching practitioners ( 30 female) from five senior secondary schools were attended. Total were 3.066 people( 1592 female). It was double of our indicator which was 1,500 people.

After watched role play, it taught the students to have awareness on human trafficking. They answered that they will not trust strangers, friends and relatives. They will trust only parents. When going out, they said they will be careful and always be aware. This roleplay taught that if you travelled illegal you will face to be victims of human trafficking. Some students said that the role paly taught about impacts of human trafficking.  They said before going to work in Thailand they should educate well and be aware of broker telling lie or true. They understood that if they went without passport they will take risk to be victims of human trafficking.

From ADWLE observation, 50 % of responders said that they want to go to work in Thailand. Few students of each school went to work in Thailand when their brothers, sisters or relatives visited village during Lao New year in mid April. They dropped schools immediately. Actually, they will take a final exam in May and June each year. ADWLE heard that one daughter of the village was missing more than 10 years. Her parents went to look for her but could not find her. ADWLE taught  them that do not trust any body even relatives and should be aware all the times.

 

They all paid attention to play like professional and had high commitment. They all were happy that they were one main contribution to convey a crucial message to the students in order to change their mindset in terms of safe migration and human trafficking.

ADWLE staff observed that most students could not access to important information for instance work conditions, work place, illegal migration, safe migration and human trafficking. They become blind and fail to be victims easily. ADWLE are very worried and felt that ADWLE should continue further assistance to them in the near future.

“ Monitoring team monitored progress of secondary schools through any issues and monitored the changes in behavior and trends in the secondary schools on 24-28 April 2017, Khong district, Champasak province

There were 503 students, of which 286 were female. The team interviewed them with 10 questions. After watched role play, They answered that They understood that human trafficking is illegal, understood its concept, feelings, falling to become human trafficking victims and reminded society not to trust easily people, were aware of strangers, taught them that working in abroad were taking high risk.

They said firstly they should not believe people easily, always be awake and not listen to lie people. If they were doubt they will consult with adult or neighbors. If they do not know well such strangers they should refuse them. But if they then come to lure their parents they will inform the village security

After watched the role play and listened to questions-answers regarding human trafficking, migrant labor, legal and illegal work. They changed their mind by increasing fear from the role play and increasing higher caution and did not want to go abroad illegally. They were aware of human trafficking. They will not trust people and strangers easily. If they were the same situation with the role play they said they will find the solution and be survived. They said that they will concentrate to their study to find permanent job and to get rid of human trafficking victims. They want to help the human trafficking victims by informing to police and proposing to concerned organizations to help them. If they want to work abroad they will have documented papers to work legally and will not be smuggled because they will be easily arrested.

Ten secondary schools had a good cooperation and welcomed our monitoring team.

Interviewed students had good cooperation by giving intentionally actual answers from their understanding and knowing of safe migration and human trafficking.

Monitoring team worked attentively.

The team interviewed teachers There were 36 people, of which 19 were women.

Some teachers felt very sad to see the role play because the actors did play very well. They were glad to see the team brought the social reality to show them. As a result, the teachers and students knew and understood and it was life lesson in the future and knew how to address it. They expressed pity to the human trafficking victims, felt fear to occurred problem because they were suppressed, forced and were physical violation. They were human being.

After followed the role play performed they thought that it was so sad. It warned students not to trust easily. It promoted gender equality and understood law for livelihood and for living with peace.

Teachers paid attention to effectively arrange the interview of the students and teachers.

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 27 November 2017.

ງານສະເຫຼີມສະຫຼອງ “ ວັນສາກົນລະນຶກເຖິງການຢຸດຕິການໃຊ້ຄວາມຮຸນແຮງຕໍ່ແມ່ຍິງ ແລະ ເດັກນ້ອຍ 25 ພະຈິກ ”  ທີ່ບ້ານດົງບັງ ເມືອງໄຊເສດຖາ ນະຄອນຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ ສປປ ລາວ ໃນວັນທີ 27 ພະຈິກ 2017

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 27 November 2017.

  

 

 

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)

        

ສະໜັບສະໜູນ ໂດຍ ເບດຟໍເດີເວີດ, ສະຫະພາບອີຢູ ແລະ ອົງການເຮວີຕັດສ

Supported by  BFTW, EU and Helvetas

  ການແຂ່ງຂັນ ສະແດງລະຄອນຂອງຊາວບ້ານກ່ຽວກັບການຢຸດຕິການໃຊ້ຄວາມຮຸນແຮງຕໍ່ແມ່ຍິງ ແລະ ເດັກນ້ອຍ

Drama competition of the villagers on “ Memorial of International End Violence Against Women And Children Day 25 November ”.

 

ການແຂ່ງຂັນຄຳຂັວນ ຂອງບ້ານເປົ້າໝາຍ ກ່ຽວກັບການຢຸດຕິການໃຊ້ຄວາມຮຸນແຮງຕໍ່ແມ່ຍິງ ແລະ ເດັກນ້ອຍ

Slogan on end violence against women and children of the target villages

                           ການແຂ່ງຂັນຮ້ອງເພັງ ຂອງຊາວບ້ານ ໃນບ້ານເປົ້າໝາຍ ເນີ່ອງໃນໂອກາດວັນລະນຶກການຢຸດຕິການໃຊ້ຄວາມຮຸນແຮງຕໍ່ແມ່ຍິງ ແລະ ເດັກນ້ອຍ

Song completion of the villagers of target villages on “ Memorial of International End Violence Against Women And Children Day 25 November ”.

 

ການຕອບຄຳຖາມຂອງຜູ້ເຂົ້າຮ່ວມ ຊຶ່ງມີທັງ ແມ່ຍິງ, ຜູ້ຊາຍ, ເດັກຍິງ ແລະ ເດັກຊາຍ ໃນຫົວຂໍ້ການຢຸດຕິການໃຊ້ຄວາມຮຸນແຮງຕໍ່ແມ່ຍິງ ແລະ ເດັກນ້ອຍ

Answered questions related to end violence against women and children by the participants including women, men, girls and boys.

   

 

Opened a Ceremony By Madame Inthana Bouphavanh On ” The Workshop Of Sharing Best Practice Of Australia On GBV Solutions and Stakeholders Consultation On Establishment Of Women Assistance Counseling Unit ( WACU )”

“ກອງປະຊຸມແລກປ່ຽນບົດຮຽນ ແລະ ປະສົບການ ການປະຕິບັດທີ່ດີ ຂອງປະເທດອອດສະເຕເລຍ ກ່ຽວກັບການແກ້ໄຂການໃຊ້ຄວາມຮຸນແຮງ ບົນພື້ນຖານທາງເພດ ແລະ ການປຶກສາຫາລືກ່ຽວກັບ ການສ້າງຕັ້ງໜ່ວຍງານໃຫ້ການຊ່ວຍເຫຼືອ ແລະ ໃຫ້ຄຳປຶກສາແກ່ແມ່ຍິງ ( WACU ) “ ໃນວັນທີ 17 ພະຈິກ 2017 ທີ່ຫ້ອງການປະສານງານ ອົງການຈັດຕັ້ງທາງສັງຄົມ (LCCO).

Opened a Ceremony By Madame Inthana Bouphavanh On ” The Workshop Of Sharing Best Practice Of Australia On GBV Solutions and Stakeholders Consultation On Establishment Of Women Assistance Counseling Unit ( WACU )”  On 17 November 2017 at Civil Society Cooperation Office (LCCO).