Nabilan: Ending Violence Against Women Program in Timor-Leste
The Asia Foundation is implementing an Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Program in Timor-Leste under a Grant Agreement with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The EVAW Program goal is to reduce the proportion of women who have experienced violence, and to better meet the needs of women and children affected by violence. The objective of the program is to improve outcomes for women in prevention, support services, and access to justice by improving capacity in key ministries, reducing levels of violence, improving services, and strengthening judicial processes serving the needs of women. Survivors of violence will work with the Research and M&E Team to implement research activities that will serve to inform and guide the program. Staff from the Centre for Global Research at RMIT University work with the program to provide research advice, including to staff at The Asia Foundation and associated partners, provide support to the team’s consolidation of existing knowledge on violence against women and children in Timor-Leste, as well as advice and support to the development of research projects commissioned via the program.
The first commissioned research report produced in conjunction with the Nabilan program is titled 'Beyond Fragility & Inequity: Women's Experiences of the Economic Dimensions of Domestic Violence in Timor-Leste'.