December 17, 2010
(KPL) December 15, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare held a seminar on economic contribution of migrant workers and eradication of all forms of violence against women and children.
Held at the Lane Xang Hotel, Vientiane capital, the event is also to mark the International Migrant Workers Day (18 December).
The participants learned a report on migrant workers and their contribution to the socio-economic development and violence against women and children.
The provision of advocacy assistance to migrant workers and gender context stipulated in policies and legal instruments on migrant workers were also raised at the seminar.
Present at the seminar were Director of the Labour Skills Development and Labour Recruitment Department, Mr. Phouvanh Chanthavong, representatives from the UNIFEM, Lao Women’s Union in Vientiane Capital and relevant officials.