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    Association for Mutual Assistant (AMA) assists Hmong people who migrate from rural high heel mountain to stay at the accessible villages in order to access health care services, education, communication as well as find occupation in order to reduce slash and burn for agriculture. Many of the Hmong families who move from high heel mountain face a lot of problems in starting a new life; they have limited agricultural land and live far from each other.

    With authorisation and support of the government, the association has a project that assists Hmong ethnic minority access justice and reserves of traditional of the Hmong and helps build the capacity of village authorities to manage land and forest in the target community. Based on the Decree of Non-Profit Association (NPA), AMA has registered as NPA and has 1,378 member families in a population of 10,887 people where 5,435 people are women; 95% are Hmong, 3% Khmu and 2% Lao loum. AMA currently works in 30 villages in four districts; name Luang Prabang City, Pakou, Phonexay, and Xieng Ngeurn.

    • Organisation

      Association for Mutual Assistant (AMA) assists Hmong people who migrate from rural high heel mountain to stay at the accessible villages in order to access health care services, education, communication as well as find occupation in order to reduce slash and burn for agriculture. Many of the Hmong families who move from high heel mountain face a lot of problems in starting a new life; they have limited agricultural land and live far from each other.

      With authorisation and support of the government, the association has a project that assists Hmong ethnic minority access justice and reserves of traditional of the Hmong and helps build the capacity of village authorities to manage land and forest in the target community. Based on the Decree of Non-Profit Association (NPA), AMA has registered as NPA and has 1,378 member families in a population of 10,887 people where 5,435 people are women; 95% are Hmong, 3% Khmu and 2% Lao loum. AMA currently works in 30 villages in four districts; name Luang Prabang City, Pakou, Phonexay, and Xieng Ngeurn.

    • Project

      Gender equality is a sensitive issue for the Hmong ethnic minority group at the household level. Hmong women constantly face domestic violence, have no rights to participate in family planning, managing family assets or planning for their children’s education. Based on traditional practices a Hmong man/husband takes the lead in managing the family. This gives them the right to make decisions for the family, manage assets and expenditure leaving women with no voice or room to exercise their own rights. The Laos Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 report found that 39.2 percent of Hmong women face domestic violence and 29.1 percent said that it is normal for them to be beaten by their husbands.

      The same report highlights that the Hmong man/husband does not see the importance of antenatal care and found out that only 61.3 percent of Hmong women have antenatal care when they are pregnant. In addition, the family does not see the importance of supporting the Hmong girlchild education, as they believe that a girl is the property of their family-in-law and thus they will not gain from investing in the girl. The 2017 LSIS report also states that only 39.9 percent of Hmong women between the ages of 15-45 can read and write, which means that girls lose an opportunity to develop themselves as many of them just help with family work or end up being married young.

      The project Gender Equality for Women Employment uses capacity building for gender equality practice at households through the Gender Action Learning System (GALs) in training different families. The Association of Mutual Assistant (AMA) has a strong vision to integrate gender in all programmes and activities. The Organisation sets up a strong trainer or trainers (TOT) team to promote gender equality of the Hmong minority group. The organisation coordinates and asks for technical support from Women Participating in Development Association (MHP) and Gender Development Association (GDA) as well as getting technical support from Learning Development Association for organisational management and networking. The project builds the capacity of the AMA TOT team who in turn train the village authorities, the families and support the village women to monitor and promote gender equality in their families. In addition, AMA expands this knowledge to other AMA members and programmers.

  • Project

    Gender equality is a sensitive issue for the Hmong ethnic minority group at the household level. Hmong women constantly face domestic violence, have no rights to participate in family planning, managing family assets or planning for their children’s education. Based on traditional practices a Hmong man/husband takes the lead in managing the family. This gives them the right to make decisions for the family, manage assets and expenditure leaving women with no voice or room to exercise their own rights. The Laos Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 report found that 39.2 percent of Hmong women face domestic violence and 29.1 percent said that it is normal for them to be beaten by their husbands.

    The same report highlights that the Hmong man/husband does not see the importance of antenatal care and found out that only 61.3 percent of Hmong women have antenatal care when they are pregnant. In addition, the family does not see the importance of supporting the Hmong girlchild education, as they believe that a girl is the property of their family-in-law and thus they will not gain from investing in the girl. The 2017 LSIS report also states that only 39.9 percent of Hmong women between the ages of 15-45 can read and write, which means that girls lose an opportunity to develop themselves as many of them just help with family work or end up being married young.

    The project Gender Equality for Women Employment uses capacity building for gender equality practice at households through the Gender Action Learning System (GALs) in training different families. The Association of Mutual Assistant (AMA) has a strong vision to integrate gender in all programmes and activities. The Organisation sets up a strong trainer or trainers (TOT) team to promote gender equality of the Hmong minority group. The organisation coordinates and asks for technical support from Women Participating in Development Association (MHP) and Gender Development Association (GDA) as well as getting technical support from Learning Development Association for organisational management and networking. The project builds the capacity of the AMA TOT team who in turn train the village authorities, the families and support the village women to monitor and promote gender equality in their families. In addition, AMA expands this knowledge to other AMA members and programmers.

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