Carolyn A. Mercado
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Asia Foundation and JSRP Convene London Conference Development experts from the Foundation joined policymakers, practitioners, and academics at the London School of Economics.
July 09, 2014
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First Women's Shelter in Laos
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.