Mapping the Pursuit of Gender Equality: Non-Government and International Agency Activity in Timor-Leste.
Completed in August 2007, this project delivers a comprehensive picture of how NGO and agency sectors in Timor-Leste approach gender-focused activity. The final public report (see above) systemically brings together information about the various NGOs and agencies working in the area of gender, their approaches and their projects. In addition, an analysis is made about major trajectories of gender work in Timor-Leste. It is hoped that this bilingual report (which includes a directory of organizational contacts) is an important resource for interested organizations and individuals within Timor-Leste and beyond.
In addition, the RMIT researchers provided the Office for the Promotion of Equality with an internal advisory report, as a basis upon which to strategise about future government-civil society collaborations.
Most important amongst these was a joint project with the Office for the Promotion of Equality (now known as the Secretary of State for Gender Equality) situated in the Prime Minister’s office in Timor-Leste, funded by the Globalism Research Centre and Irish Aid. The most important aspect to this project saw the release (with launches in both Dili and Melbourne) of the report Mapping the Pursuit of Gender Equality: Non-Government and International Agency Activity in Timor-Leste by Anna Trembath and Damian Grenfell. This report sought to sketch out the various programmatic and policy developments of different organizations in Timor-Leste working on gender since 2002, in part addressing the lack of such recorded information otherwise available.
Download the final report here.