Women Supporting Women: Women Members of Parliament Project, Timor-Leste
The Timor-Leste ‘Women Supporting Women’ Project, was designed following an invitation from the Australian Embassy in Dili and implemented with funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Project was implemented in partnership with Caucus Foundation (Caucus), a Dili-based women’s rights organisation with experience in supporting women’s political participation.
Six experienced Timor-Leste women MPs were matched with six experienced Australian MPs. Project implementation commenced with a scoping study in September 2018 and concluded in March 2020. At least two of the collaborating MP partners are still in contact.
This Learning Brief is based on the findings from an independent evaluation of the MP Projects in Myanmar and Timor-Leste, which concluded in November 2020; and synthesises the results and learnings specific to the Timor-Leste project.