Women in Politics

UN Women supports women’s participation in politics and decision-making at the national, municipal, and village levels in Timor-Leste. We work to develop women's active participation, leadership and decision-making in the formal political arenas. Capacity building for women and men parliamentarians, as well as village chiefs continues to take place, and forty-six women trainers of eleven political parties were trained on transformative leadership in the last two years.  These trainers went on to train 267 candidates in turn.  Continued training sessions on public speaking, campaign techniques and in monitoring and documenting the electoral processes are taking place.