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Following years of advocacy from the women’s movement on the problem of sexual harassment and violence against women in public spaces, UN Women conducted a safe cities scoping study with diverse partners in the capital Dili, with exploratory discussions for conducting a safety audit in 3 Dili sites and the Baucau central marketplace. The Study was conducted and validated between November 2017 and July 2018. The Scoping Study report provides an overview of key findings and recommendations,...
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The alternative dispute resolution (ADR) landscape in Timor-Leste is a dynamic and important source of justice provision. In the context of a formal justice system, as yet unable to deal effectively with its caseload, the operation of ADR is largely positive, allowing community members to deal with conflicts quickly, restore balance to the community and avoid further pressure on the courts. This UN Women research examines...
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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 report provides a summary of the key findings and recommendations from the rapid safety and discrimination assessments carried out in 22 market locations across Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The assessments revealed challenges faced by women market vendors around their personal safety. Safe, accessible and inclusive work places are critical for women’s economic empowerment. The assessment results are meant to inform a range of Markets for Change (M4C) project stakeholders...
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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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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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Time to Act on Gender, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction. An overview of progress in the Pacific region with evidence from The Republic of Marshall Islands, Vanuatu and Samoa. Gender equality and the empowerment of women become ever more important as the frequency and severity of storms, floods, drought and other climatic hazards increase in the Pacific region. Due to prevailing gender inequalities and social norms, women and girls are disproportionately affected by climate change and disaster...
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In 2009, the Vanuatu Women’s Centre (VWC) in partnership with the Vanuatu National Statistics Office (VNSO) completed the first Vanuatu National Survey on Women’s Lives and Family Relationships. This survey found alarmingly high rates of violence against women and girls in Vanuatu: (*) “60 per cent of women in a relationship experienced physical and/or sexual violence by their husband/partner in their lifetime, and 44% suffered from either or both of these forms of violence in the last 12 months.” (*) “The prevalence of sexual violence...
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With the purpose to eliminate gender stereotypes in justice delivery as a critical component of promoting women’s access to justice, this paper seeks to develop critical understanding among judges and other justice actors on gender stereotypes, and how it could be avoid, as well as to provide judicial training programmes for justice actors in investigation and adjudication.
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Appendices of the report "Resilience for All? Towards Gender-Responsive Social Protection in South-East Asia"
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The government of Timor-Leste plans to develop Special Zones for Social Market Economy (ZEESM) in all districts to address social as well as economic objectives. The district of Oecusse was chosen as the location for the first ZEESM under the supervision of former Prime Minister Dr Mari Alkatiri, and a Technical Team was formed to conduct a situational analysis of the Oecusse Pilot of ZEESM-Timor-Leste .  To ensure that the social and economic objectives identified by ZEESM plans can be...