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President of the Parliament, His Excellency Arão Noé Amaral, re-affirmed in his opening remarks, Parliament’s commitment to the rights of people living with disabilities and pledged to study the possibility of developing a parliamentary resolution to adopt on the rights of people with disabilities. He also said he would invite the Government to submit a proposal for ratification of ''The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.'' “Government has the obligation to protect persons with disabilities and not to exclude them from development programming and planning,” Amaral said.
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On Tuesday, October 30th, the United Nations in Timor-Leste, through its initiative Empower for Change, launched new partnerships with national organizations of persons with disabilities, the Asosiasaun Defisiensia Timor-Leste (ADTL), The Leprosy Mission Timor-Leste (TLMTL) and the Community-Based Rehabilitation Network (CBRN) to address and prevent violence against women and children with disabilities in Timor-Leste. Through the partnerships...
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“I participated in several leadership trainings over my career but this workshop has provided me more insight on leadership, because it is building on the existing capacities of the participants, and recognizing their strengths,” said Manuel Dos Santos, the Director of non-governmental organization Pradet, which provides support services to survivors of violence. Ms. Ivete Oliveira, former President of the Rede Feto Board leading the discussion among...
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Prime Minister Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo committed Timor-Leste to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number five: to achieve gender equality, when he stated “We must improve the situation of women and address the pervasive gender discrimination if we are to meet our development goals. We fully commit to achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls...