"I had suffered from violence 17 times since I married him 10 months ago; the last time was on 18 August 2017, he punched my face, kicked my legs which made me unable to walk for a week. I used to inform the head of the village and he called my parents in law to come to the village office, but they didn’t come, and said that they will talk to their son by themselves, but nothing happened, and my husband continues hitting me. I felt lonely and didn’t know where to go and what to do, I felt scared of him at all times. One week later, I decided to report to the Village Mediation Committee, where they recorded my issue and suggested me to come to Legal Aid Clinic (LAC) at Nongsonghong village. Now, I feel very lucky that my case has been taken. I moved to stay with my parents at Nongsonghong village, and my life is better since I have received legal aid from LAC. I am now waiting for court to approve my divorce”.
A victim of GBV from Nasala village, who received legal aid from EU funded Legal Aid Clinic, her case is being process to the zone II court at Saythany district, Vientiane capital.