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.



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