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International 'Doing Development Differently' Event in Philippines On April 27-28, The Asia Foundation's Philippines office will host the Doing Development Differently workshop in Manila.
April 22, 2015
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First Women's Shelter in Laos01/01/2006
The Asia Foundation supported the establishment and construction of the first women’s shelter in the Lao PDR—opening in January 2006—to serve the needs of victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. The establishment of the shelter, a direct result of growing awareness of these problems in Laos and the passage of the 2004 Development and Protection of Women Act, was made possible by the dedicated work of the Lao Women’s Union (LWU), which has been supported by the Foundation for more than a decade.