Progress in Timor-Leste for women’s access to justice


The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is beginning to show results, although there is still a way to go.

CEDAW focuses on changes in law, policy, women’s access to justice while also monitoring progress and challenges that persist.

Acting Chief Judge for the Court of the Appeal, judge Maria Natércia Gusmão said discrimination against women is putting women at risk of different crimes among other consequences.

“When there is not women’s participation in the society, in particular when it comes to equality between men and women, we cannot talk about development in our country,” said Maria.

Read more on the UN Women website.