CEDAW Implementation in Timor-Leste

As part of the UN Women CEDAW Southeast Asia Programme, UN Women Timor-Leste is working to increase awareness of women's human rights and CEDAW by state and civil society, strengthen capacity of governments and civil society to promote women's human rights under CEDAW, and engage stronger political will and commitment to CEDAW implementation by developing women's knowledge and capacity to claim their rights.

UN Women has successfully provided technical support to the Secretary of State for the Promotion of Equality, the national women's machinery, in compiling and presenting the first State Report for the CEDAW Committee, and socializing the Concluding Observations of the Committee presented in November 2009. UN Women's support to the Ministry of Education has resulted in a Gender Assessment which will be invaluable for plans to increase female retention levels at schools. Read more