Lao CSO Platform


Association for Development of Women and Legal Education

House number 702, Phonphanao Village Lao-Thai friendship Road, Saysettha District, Vientiane capital, Lao pdr po. box 01160


Association for Development of Women and Legal Education (ADWLE) was found in 2008 by fifteen CEDAW Resource Pool members who work with CSOs, INGOs and government and is a registered Lao NPA in 2010, established the office in 2011. It was approved by Ministry of Home Affairs NO. 799/HA dated 09/11/2012.

Our strategy is to address Gender equality, women`s rights and access to legal system and coordinate and actively take part in working groups of NPA, INGOs and  government to promote Gender equality, reduce domestic violence, combat human trafficking and safe migration and protect the right of the child.

The vision of the ADWLE is a society where there is Gender equality, including equal opportunities, contributions to decision-making and access to legal system

Our mission is to provide training on gender, CEDAW, laws related women, protection of migrant workers, combating human trafficking and safe migration to law enforcement officers, teachers, students; disseminate and raise awareness on laws related to women, gender equality, gender-based violence(GBV), human trafficking/safe migration and child rights to communities; promote women’ s engagement in decision making on socio-economic development at all levels and integrate gender into law teaching curriculum.

ADWLE believes in a value that an active promotion of gender equality will change attitude of people attaching to gender-based stereotype and social norms and practices and provide women in engaging in decision-making and social economic development and accessing to education, training, opportunity, transparency and justice. Therefore, women’s rights will be respected increasingly.

  • Education & Sports
  • Good Governance
Priority Areas: 
  • Vientiane Capital