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Gender Development Association

We will work for more
joint action, information,
knowledge and
expertise on gender.

The Gender and Development Association (GDA) formerly the Gender and Development Group  (GDG) and the Women in Development (WID) network, was formed in 1991. A collaboration of the Lao Women’s Union (LWU), UNICEF, with International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), the WID network focused on women and gender development issues in Lao PDR.

In 1996 the name of WID changed to the “Gender and Development Group (GDG)” in order to more accurately reflect the goals of the network.  This includes focusing on both women and men in the area of development.

OUR VISION
GDA wants to contribute to a society where women are empowered and can live in society without violence and discrimination. Therefore, GDA wants to achieve that women can work along with men to reduce poverty and benefit from opportunities for development.
OUR MISSION
To achieve our vision GDA will work for more joint action, information, knowledge and expertise on gender mainstreaming and gender based discrimination.
TARGET GROUPS
The main target groups of GDA are INGOs and NGOs staff. Each partner selects one of its Lao staffs to participate in GDA meetings and activities. Participation is not limited to women. GDA encourages both women and men to participate and exchange lessons.

We want a society where women are empowered and can live without violence

To achieve our vision GDA will work for more joint action, information, knowledge and expertise on gender mainstreaming and gender based discrimination.

Development Partnerssee more

Currently our Major Partner is Oxfam-Novib.
Other partners include the French Embassy, IWRAW, AIPP and the Asia Foundation.
To view the complete list of our partners please browse to the Partners Page

Resources

GDA houses a small library providing the latest information on Violence Against Women (VAW) and results of gender mainstreaming implemented by GDA members organization. A variety of books and other media are being collected from abroad and inside Lao PDR. This library is for the use of people who are interesting in gender issues and other information related to development in the Lao region and internationally.

GDA Announcement

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Coming up Event

december, 2018

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14dec12:00 pm6:00 pmສະແດງລະຄອນ

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