Deputy Prime Minister, Chairperson of NCAWMC, Professor Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune, led a meeting of the National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children (NCAWMC) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with Vice Governors, National Assembly members, and Line Ministries on the commitments to advance the rights of adolescent girls in their provinces.
In the Lao PDR, more than half of the population is under 25 years old, meaning the country has a one-time opportunity for a demographic dividend. Therefore, it is essential to plan for social and economic growth through urgent, targeted investments in the human capital, particularly in adolescent girls and young people. About 82, 000 youth enter the job market annually in Laos, half of them young women.
“over the past two years, the NCAWMC at all levels, as well as all partners, have proactively implemented commitments to promote adolescent girls’ rights and empowering young women through the Noi ecosystem, the National Action Plan for Prevention and Elimination of violence against women and children 2021- 2025,” said Deputy Prime Minister, Chairperson of NCAWMC, Professor Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune.
Source: Lao News Agency