Law on the development and protection of women

The Law on the Development and Protection of Women is issued to guarantee and promote the roles of women, to define the fundamental contents of, and measures for developing and protecting, the legitimate rights and interests of women, and to define the responsibility of the State, society and family towards women with the [following] aims[:] promoting the knowledge, capability and revolutionary ethic of women, [and] gender equality[;] eliminating all forms of discrimination against women[; and] preventing and combating trafficking in women and children and domestic violence against women and children, in order to [create conducive onditions for] women to participate and to be a force in national defence and development.

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Field Value
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Document reference # No.08/NA
Issuing agency/parties
  • national_assembly
  • English
  • Lao
Formal type of document Law
  • Gender
  • SDG 5 Gender equality
License Creative Commons Attribution
Copyright Yes
Status Adopted, validated, in effect
Adoption date/Enacted/Promulgation date/Signing date October 22, 2004
Effective/Enforced Date November 15, 2004
Publication reference Decree of the president of the Lao PDR On the Promulgation of the Law on Development and Protection of Women, No. 70/PO dated 15 Nov 2004
Date uploaded August 1, 2018, 03:00 (UTC)
Date modified December 10, 2019, 09:32 (UTC)