Learn from Survivor of Gender‐based Violence for Better Future

4 August 14.00 – 16.00 ROOM 2, Alola Foundation

[Thematic Workshop Session] Learn from Survivor of Gender‐based Violence for Better Future

Report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR, 2005). The report found that systematic sexual violence occurred during the Indonesian occupation. Based on approximately 8,000 testimonies.

While Fokupers reported 1098 cases violence against women from 2011 – May 2016. Those data showed the high number of GBV in Timor-Leste both during the conflict and peace time. Violence against women does not stop when the country became independent.

The good commitment of the government RDTL has been presented by ratifying CEDAW, the Constitution of the RDTL, article 17 has been set rights and obligation between women and men, which written: “Women and men have equal rights and equal obligations in every area of ​​life family, cultural, social, economic and political”.

Furthermore in respond to Domestic Violence Timor-Leste government issued Law n.º 7/2010, Law against domestic violence.

We believe that Violence against women happen in many other countries so we, Hivos, Acbit and Fokupers will conduct a workshop with the theme “Implementation of CEDAW and Survivor of Violence against Women: Strengthening Advocacy between countries”. The purpose of this workshop is to present the current situation of the survivors and the challenges faced in the process of advocacy to get support, especially from government in relation to the implementation of CEDAW.

We can get lessons from other countries in ASEAN to obtain an effective strategy in conducting joint advocacy.

“There will be Testimony from survivor of domestic violence and film DOCUMENTER OF survivor during the conflict in East Timor”.

Speakers of the Workshop:

  1. Manuela Leong Pereira. Director of Asosiasaun CHEGA! ba Ita (ACbit)
  2. Marilia da Silva Alves. Director of Communication Forum for East Timorese Women (Fokupers)
  3. Yuniyanti Chuzaifah. Vice Chairperson of National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) Indonesia.


4 August

14.00 – 16.00

ROOM 2, Alola Foundation

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Contact Person: Johana Paula Shinta Dewi |+670 77276899 |Email: jdewi@hivos.org