Country Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
Year 2015
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Law on Prevention and Combating Cyber Crime adopted by the National Assembly in 2015 forms an important piece of document to protect women and girls from being the victims in the cyber space. The law treats dissemination of pornography, prostitute and prostitution trafficking as an offence. To raise awareness on the law, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) has organized workshops and events with participants from both public and private sectors. For instance, the training course on Data Network Fabric Configuration and Security Analytics Configuration was held on 25-28 April 2017, and the seminar on Cyber Security and Practical Threat Intelligence was organized on 21-22 August 2017 in Vientiane. Apart from that, incident reports on cyber security were published in 2016 and 2017. The 2017 report showed that there were 8 incidents of cyber harassment, which was about 6 percent of all the incidents.

Source of Information

Lao PDR's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.26.

For more information: Law on Prevention and Combating Cyber Crime (Full Document)