Lao Government Convenes Mekong Fisheries Leaders at National Training to Promote a Gender Responsive Fisheries Sector

18 Apr, 2019 | Feature Article, Project Update

Gender equity and human welfare have become increasingly central to the development of fisheries sector mandates and policies in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). In Laos, much like in other Southeast Asian countries, women play a significant role in fisheries and aquaculture, especially in processing and marketing.

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Laos Fishery Experts Hold National Gender Training, Highlighting Importance of Gender Mainstreaming in Fisheries Management

10 Oct, 2018 | Feature Article, Project Update

As is common across many countries in Southeast Asia, in Laos women play a key role in the processing and marketing of fish. Recognizing the importance of gender roles and equity in the fisheries sector, in early 2018 the Laos Department of Livestock and Fisheries (DLF) requested support from USAID Oceans to conduct a National Training Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Livestock and Fisheries Management and Development. 

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