December 29, 2011
(KPL) The Government will pay an effort to promote women working with mass organisation to reach 15% and 30% to be member of National Assembly in next five-year, said President of the Lao National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mrs. Khempheng Pholsena.
The plan will also reduce all forms of discrimination and exploitation of violence against women, she added.
The Lao National Commission for the Advancement of Women discussed and reviewed implementation of national strategic plan on the women advancement, held on 29 December at the Government Office.
“Over the past five years, the women advancement has progressed and achieved many sectors, particularly the improvement of managing system of the commissions of line ministries and relevant agencies. The Commission for the Advancement of Women has so far paid attention to the implementation of guideline and determined strategic plan, as well as the promotion of women advancement and the gender promotion,” she said, “adding that the government paid attention to gender role.”
Mrs Khempheng urged the Commission for the Advancement of Women to pay closely attention to the gender role of women in rural areas and rural development, contributing to poverty reduction and living conditions of ethnic people.