March 8, 2013
The Women’s Union of the Lao Embassy in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, organized on 3 March a meeting to mark International Women’s Day (March 8). The event was attended by Mrs. Malayvieng Sakoniyom, Lao ambassador to the Philippines, Embassy’s staff, Lao students and Lao expatriates in the Philippines.
During the ceremony, Mrs. Souksanith Vongphankham, Head of Women’s Union of Lao Embassy in the Philippines, highlighted the history and background of March 8. She also reviewed the achievements made by her organization in the past year.
On the occasion, Mrs. Malayvieng highlighted the importance of International Women’s Day and asked the women who participated in the gathering to preserve the culture of Laos, especially the fine tradition of Lao women.