Identifying patterns of violence against women in Timor Leste

December 15, 2015

Despite important legislative advances, significant barriers remain for women of Timor Leste to lead safe and equal lives.

The Asia Foundation recently released preliminary findings to show the extent and patterns of violence against women in the region. Although there are policies in place to protect women from re-victimisation, survivors are faced with a system that is unable to adequately respond to or understand the complex needs of those affected by domestic violence.

The full research report, due to be published early next year, will provide a greater understanding of underlying risk factors for men’s violence against women and the most effective ways to prevent it. Findings from the report will also assist the government and civil society organisations in identifying gaps in service provision and funding.

Read more on the Asia Foundation.