Women's Union Establishment Day in Lao in 2020

Women's Union Establishment Day in Lao in 2020
Logo of the Lao Women's Union.
  How long until Women's Union Establishment Day?
This holiday next takes place in 221 days.
  Dates of Women's Union Establishment Day in Lao
2021 Lao Tue, Jul 20 National Holiday
2020 Lao Mon, Jul 20 National Holiday
2019 Lao Mon, Jul 22 National Holiday (in lieu)
2018 Lao Fri, Jul 20 National Holiday
2017 Lao Thu, Jul 20 National Holiday
  Summary
The Lao Women's Union was established on July 20th 1955 to promote the role of women under the National Constitution

When is Lao Women's Union Establishment Day?

Lao Women's Union Establishment Day is a public holiday in Lao, observed on July 20th each year. If July 20th falls on a weekend, the public holiday will be observed on the following Monday.

This day marks the establishment of the  Lao Women’s Union on this day in 1955.

Lao Women's Union Establishment Day

The Lao Women's Union (LWU) was established on July 20th 1955 to promote the role of women under the National Constitution.

The aim of the LWU is to protect the rights and interests of Lao women and children. The union also incorporates promoting the implementation of policy geared toward gender equality and the advancement of women in national socio-economic development.

The other official functions and mandates of the LWU are to:

  • Mobilize and unite Lao women to become actively involved in the national protection and development process.
  • Educate women of all ethnic groups and social strata to have a proper understanding of the government’s policies, constitution, laws and various international instruments concerning the legitimate rights and interests of women adhered to by the Lao PDR.
  • Make considerable contributions toward the protection and the support of the rich customs, fine traditions of the people and of the Lao women of all ethnic groups in particular.


In 1962, LWU became a member of the International Democracy Women's Union, whose members attended the first Vietnamese Women's Union meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

With a membership of over 600,000, LWU is a popular and important organisation involving women at levels of society throughout Lao.

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