Voice.Global website

  • Organisation

    The mandate and mission of GDA is to contribute to an equal and just society, where women are empowered to live without discrimination or violence. By elevating both men and women to contribute to this goal, GDA strives for more joint action, information, knowledge and expertise on gender mainstreaming and gender based discrimination in Laos.

    Our main programmes and activities focus on empowering vulnerable communities in both urban and rural Laos, to be gender champions in their own right.

    We provide networking opportunities for other advocacy agencies whose work intersects with gender issues, as well as empowerment opportunities for traditionally marginalized communities. (Youth, ethnic groups, etc)

    Our programmes have focused on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Monitoring as well as the annual campaign to end violence against women and children.

    • Organisation

      The mandate and mission of GDA is to contribute to an equal and just society, where women are empowered to live without discrimination or violence. By elevating both men and women to contribute to this goal, GDA strives for more joint action, information, knowledge and expertise on gender mainstreaming and gender based discrimination in Laos.

      Our main programmes and activities focus on empowering vulnerable communities in both urban and rural Laos, to be gender champions in their own right.

      We provide networking opportunities for other advocacy agencies whose work intersects with gender issues, as well as empowerment opportunities for traditionally marginalized communities. (Youth, ethnic groups, etc)

      Our programmes have focused on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Monitoring as well as the annual campaign to end violence against women and children.

    • Project

      The Parity in Participation Project (PiPP) will work to foster space for Laos’ marginalized communities through inclusion and representation in state reporting.
      Presently in Laos, Civil Society and Non-Profit Associations in particular, are limited in their ability to create independent assessments of state reporting mechanisms, specifically on CEDAW and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). With Civil Society often being the link to traditionally marginalized groups, their voices are being negated from the conversations that directly impact their communities. This project proposes to train rural ethnic women on human rights reporting, and use these skills to create assessment tools and mechanisms, which can be used to inform national level state reporting, as well as establish a platform to participate in international dialogues.

  • Project

    The Parity in Participation Project (PiPP) will work to foster space for Laos’ marginalized communities through inclusion and representation in state reporting.
    Presently in Laos, Civil Society and Non-Profit Associations in particular, are limited in their ability to create independent assessments of state reporting mechanisms, specifically on CEDAW and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). With Civil Society often being the link to traditionally marginalized groups, their voices are being negated from the conversations that directly impact their communities. This project proposes to train rural ethnic women on human rights reporting, and use these skills to create assessment tools and mechanisms, which can be used to inform national level state reporting, as well as establish a platform to participate in international dialogues.

Whistleblower

Voice is committed to providing safe spaces filled with integrity and respect for ALL people as well as for financial resources.

Click here for more information on our Whistle-blower policy & Procedure