Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :59 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 46 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 14 % (3)

Child Marriage :19 % (4)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :125 (5)

Timor-Leste Search Data

1 - 10 of 28 Results

Gender Working Groups to Implement National Action Plan on GBV

Timor-Leste | 2012

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Action Plan on Gender Based Violence

Timor-Leste | 2012

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Law against Domestic Violence

Timor-Leste | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Medical Forensic Examination for Survivors

Timor-Leste | 2010

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation, Health > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Referral Network of Services for Victims

Timor-Leste | 2009

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Referral services

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Demographic and Health Survey

Timor-Leste | 2009 | 2010

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Penal Code (Human Trafficking)

Timor-Leste | 2009

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Penal Code to Criminalise Domestic Violence

Timor-Leste | 2009

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


National 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women Campaign

Timor-Leste | 2008

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Supporting Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in Timor-Leste Joint Programme

Timor-Leste | 2008 | 2011

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Trafficking


1 - 10 of 28 Results

(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Nabilan, Asia Foundation and Australian Aid. The Nabilan Health and Life Experiences Survey. 2015.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Nabilan, Asia Foundation and Australian Aid. The Nabilan Health and Life Experiences Survey. 2015.


(3) Proportion of women aged 15–49 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: Nabilan, Asia Foundation and Australian Aid. The Nabilan Health and Life Experiences Survey. 2015.


(4) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(5) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2016.