Delegation to Timor-Leste

European Year for Development

Working together in Timor-Leste

Towards a strengthened civil society for a better protection of children and women victims of violence

Improving sub-national and national protection and support mechanisms for women and children through the strengthening of Civil Society Organisations

Violence figures prominently in Timor-Leste’s turbulent history. Social capital and trust have been replaced with trauma and victimisation, resulting in a pervasive cycle of violence. Women and children suffer disproportionately from violence and the abuse of their most basic rights. The Government has made important steps towards improving protection mechanisms for women and children, especially with the Law on Domestic Violence promulgated in July 2010. Nevertheless, relations between these CSOs and Local Authorities need to be improved.


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