GENDER CHAMPIONS: Women and men advancing equality through mainstreaming gender in Timor-Leste
The report provides an overview of gender mainstreaming and the focus of gender mainstreaming efforts in Timor-Leste, including the process and stakeholders involved. The report opens space for each gender champion to explain their motivations through a full interview, to identify what they do to promote gender equality, how they do it, and what successes they have had, as well as the factors that contributed to their transformative role.
The report highlights in-depth two examples of successful advocacy facilitated through UN Women’s project: Institutional Strengthening for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, funded by the generous contributions of the Norwegian Government. The first example relates to the 100%Hau Prontu Campaign (100% I’m Ready) and the second features the experience of gender mainstreaming in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
The 100%Hau Prontu Campaign was initiated by the local women’s organisation Fundação Pátria in 2014, with a goal to increase the number and the abilities of female candidates competing in local elections.