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As the formal justice system in Timor-Leste develops to meet the needs of the population, many disputes and conflicts continue to be resolved outside of the formal system, using alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as customary justice, mediation or arbitration. The Ministry of Justice, recognizing the importance of ADR in accessing justice, is working on draft legislation related to informal justice processes and has received support from the Ministry of Justice in Japan. The Ministry...
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Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the Timor-Leste Council of Ministers in 2015 , the Government created an SDG Working Group to promote the localisation and rollout of the SDGs at the national level. Gender has been prioritised as a cross-cutting goal in a variety of short, medium and long-term plans for development. As Timor-Leste works to achieve the 2030 Agenda, this Brief presents snapshot of key issues and actions that are needed to translate existing...
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This is a report that was developed by Secretary of State for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (SEIGIS) on the implementation of the 2016 Concluding Observations of the CEDAW committee. The publication was developed based on the 2016 annual reports submitted by line Ministries to the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit under the Office of Prime Minister.
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This Implementation Monitorization of National Action Plan for Gender Based Violence (NAP-GBV) was developed based on the 2016 annual reports submitted by Line Ministries to Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (UPMA) under Prime Minister’s Office. UN Women facilitated the development of this report financially and technically.
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This Implementation Monitorization of National Action Plan for UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) for Women, Peace & Security was developed based on the 2016 annual reports submitted by Line Ministries to Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (UPMA) under Prime Minister’s Office. UN Women facilitated the development of this report financially and technically.
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One of the main barriers to implementation of legal and policy commitments, globally and in Timor-Leste, is the allocation of adequate resources for services supporting victims/survivors of Violence Against Women and Children Responding to this challenge, UN Women, in partnership with the Ministry of Social Solidarity collaborated between 2014 and 2016 on the first-ever study to cost the resources required for implementing Timor-Leste’s commitments under the National Action Plan on Gender...
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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...
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Women residing in Timor-Leste’s rural areas often carry the burden of childcare, nourishing their families, assisting with food production, and working in micro-businesses to support their family financially. On International Rural Women’s Day 2015, eleven government bodies from Timor-Leste signed the Declaration of Maubise to acknowledge this...