|Country||Lao Peoples Democratic Republic|
|Type of Measure||Violence against women > Legislation|
|Form of Violence||Violence against women and girls|
The Law on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Children was adopted in 2014 by the National Assembly. To prevent and respond to violence against women and children issues, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), in partnership with UN Women, developed law on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Children. The law, endorsed by the National Assembly in 2014 and promulgated by the Lao government in 2015, states that the civil and criminal measure for perpetrators of violence against women and children.