Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :58.8 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 46.4 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 13.9 % (3)

Child Marriage :14.9 % (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 :64 (5)

Timor-Leste Search Data

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Gender-Based Violence Subject at the Judicial Training Institute

Timor-Leste | 2019

Type of Measure : Justice > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Action Plan Against Gender-Based Violence 2017-2021

Timor-Leste | 2017 | 2021

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Government Resolution No. 34/2017

Timor-Leste | 2017

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations, Monitoring and Evaluation > Policies

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Guideline to Prevent and Combat Sexual Harassment in Public Service

Timor-Leste | 2017

Type of Measure : Health > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Law No. 3/2017 on the Prevention and Elimination of Human Trafficking

Timor-Leste | 2016

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


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


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


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


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


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(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, 2021, based on DHS, 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 2021.