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In this edition: [*] Marginalised Communities are at the Forefront of Response and Recovery Efforts in Times of Crisis in Timor-Leste [*] Together for Equality photo glossary [*] The Unseen Strands: Looking at the State of Violence and Gender in Timor-Leste [*] The Generation Equality Forum (June 30 - July 2, 2021) and more...
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Investment in preventing violence is key for gender equality and is the work toward a future that is free of violence where women and girls can realize their full potential. With the Generous funding from KOICA, “Together for Equality" is a four years USD 7.7 million joint UN Project in support of Timor-Leste’s National Action Plan led by SEII, involving UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, and IOM.
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Achieving an Equal Future 2021 : International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated globally on 8 March every year. In 2021, with the theme of “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” IWD celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls across the globe and in Timor-Leste in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Along with the Timor-Leste government’s effort in advancing the agenda of NAP 1325 in UNSCR on Women, Peace and Security, there has been an escalation on the number of women’s participation in the decision making and peace building role started from the community, up to the institutional level.
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In this edition, UN Women Timor-Leste’s newsletter covering: (*) GENDER AND COVID-19 (*) UN WOMEN TIMOR-LESTE IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19 BY FOCUSING ON FIVE AREAS OF ACTION (*) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EQUALITY AND INCLUSION (SEII) SIGNS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH UN WOMEN (*) EMPOWERING WOMEN IN (*) LEADERSHIP, ECONOMY AND SUSTAINING WEAVING CULTURE THROUGH WEAVERS’ NETWORK... and much more.
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Timor-Leste’s recent history is full of stories of women who have made a significant contribution to building the nation. Women played various roles during the struggle for independence and participated in politics and state-building soon after independence.
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Women and girls’ immediate and long-term needs must be addressed and integrated into Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 response, in order to ensure both women’s access to services and human rights, and to enable women to contribute to shaping the response.
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In this edition, UN Women Timor-Leste’s newsletter covering: [*] Timor-Leste’s participation in the Beijing +25 Intergovernmental Meeting [*] The Success story of Gender Equality Commitment made by the Ministry of Interior Staffs [*] A launch of report and manual Improving the lives of Women Survivors in Timor-Leste [*] National seminar reflects on progress, key challenges and solutions to increase women’s leadership at the municipal level [*] Students and professors take action to end gender based violence, and more.
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In this edition: (*) Baucau's first vendor forum (*) Remembering Vicenta Maria Correia (*) Government, Academia, Civil Society and Development partners discuss the progress and potential of Gender Responsive Budgeting (*) Gender Statistics: Producing and using gender data for Sustainable Development (*) From where I stand: "Being part of LGBTI community in Timor-Leste (*) and much more...
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Following years of advocacy by women’s organizations and civil society in Timor-Leste, there is greater attention from government institutions and the general public to the issue of sexual harassment. As part of UN Women’s partnership with the Civil Service Commission to address sexual harassment in the Public Administration, this poster was developed in collaboration with the JU’S, and illustrates various forms of sexual harassment behaviours.
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In this edition: (*) President of parliament makes a pledge to advance the rights of persons with disabilities (*) From policies to personal commitment: Ngo belun joins forces with un women in the struggle to end gender-based violence (*) Timor-leste’s nap 1325 steering committee submits progress report for the un secretary general’s report on women, peace and security (*) Planning for results and reaching for gender equality (*) Rural women sustaining timor-leste’s heritage. (*) and much more.
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As we begin 2019, we enter a year of commemoration and celebration. Timor-Leste has successfully developed as a nation in the 20 years since its historic Referendum for independence in August 1999. The county continues to demonstrate its commitment to democracy and human rights, including the rights of women. In 2019, the Timor-Leste Government will submit its review of progress against the Beijing Platform for Action in the 25 years since women's rights.
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As the world faces pushback on gender equality and women’s fundamental rights, in 2018 Timor-Leste achieved record numbers of women’s representation in the National Parliament (40 per cent). The private sector also made great strides to demonstrate its commitment to gender equality, with the Women’s Business Association establishing their Strategic Plan for the years ahead and companies such as Kmanek and Telkomcel adopting the Women’s Empowerment...
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Connect with Respect is a curriculum tool to assist teachers across the Asia-Pacific region. It is based on evidence around violence prevention, changing gender norms and school-based interventions in the region and beyond. UN Women is working in partnership with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Education and three selected schools in Dili to adapt the Connect with Respect Toolkit for extra-curricular educational programming in the Timorese context, complementing the existing curriculum. The project...
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From 2017-2018, with support from the Government of Japan, UN Women Timor-Leste has conducted a training on ‘Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality’, covering 48 hours of individual and group skills-building spread across a 12-month period. Through the initiative, 40 participants from Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII), the National Police of Timor-Leste, and the National Women’s Network Rede Feto have gained knowledge...
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Highlights of UN Women Timor-Leste’s programming and progress related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country from July to September 2018.
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Highlights of UN Women Timor-Leste’s programming and progress related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country from April to July 2018.Language: English and Tetun
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As 2018 begins, we see a momentum building across the world and in Timor-Leste, with great potential for lasting change. We see communities mobilizing across countries and generations, from rural to urban spaces, taking action on the streets and through social media. As we commemorate the progress made, we must also remember that women, with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and identities, have crossed many barriers to enjoying their rights. We must keep the stories of these women and this...
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Timor-Leste had achieved significant progress in promoting gender equality since its independence in 2002. Building on progress made and challenges identified to achieving targets in Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals, these 20 actions can help the Timor-Leste reach key targets in the four strategic sectors by 2022...
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Highlights of UN Women Timor-Leste’s programming and progress related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country from April to August 2017.