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Women's organizations
Organizations with programs or projects related to women's rights and women's participation in politics, governance and decision-making

Gender Resource Information and Development Centers (GRID)
Lao Women's Union Training and Development Center
Ban Sapanthong Kang

The center was established under the responsibility of the Lao Women's Union in order to increase the amount of gender information available to the public, planners and policy makers. In the initial phase, the center is operating in four locations; Vientiane City, and the provinces of Sayaboury, Savannakhet, and XiengKhouang. Each GRID center will provide a resource library and gather gender-disaggregated data, in cooperation with the National Statistics Center.

Address: P.O. Box 59, Vientiane, Laos
Tel: +856 21 416 343
Fax: +856 21 416 343

Lao Women's Union
The Lao Women's Union (LWU) was established on July 20th, 1955. The Union's emphasis is to heighten women's political awareness and understanding of the government's policies and directions, in order to defend the nation and to create better living conditions for all Laotian people. The LWU also promotes educational activities that contribute to the eradication of illiteracy, in order to achieve gender equality and the emancipation of women.

Address: Manthathourath Road, PO Box 59, Vientiane, Lao P.D.R.
Tel/Fax +85621 214306
Contact: Madame, Khemphet Pholsena, Vice President