Country Timor-Leste
Year 2012
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

With the development of the National Action Plan on Gender Based Violence (NAP-GBV), the government established two coordination mechanisms to facilitate the advocacy, implementation , monitoring and evaluation of the NAP-GBV. The coordination mechanisms were established by two major government resolutions. One of the resolutions (Government resolution 27/2011), created the gender working groups with the purpose of mainstreaming gender into line ministries’ laws, policies, budgets and plans and to strengthen the implementation of gender policies, such as the NAP-GBV. Presidents of the GWGs are Director Generals of respective ministries and the members are composed of directors. The second resolution ( Government resolution 21/2012) created the inter ministerial commission, a mechanism to coordinate the implementation ,the monitoring and evaluation. It is coordinated by women’s machinery, and composed of civil servants from line Ministries responsible for implementation of the NAP-GBV and 3 civil society representatives, as well as a representative from the National Human Rights institution. This coordination mechanism draws upon the assistance of the members of the GWG: the president of the GWG in each of the Ministries nominates a member at technical level to represent the respective Ministries in the Inter-Ministerial Commission and participate in joint monitoring. This commission is responsible for writing annual reports for the Parliament

Source of Information

The Government of Timor-Leste's submission for the 2016 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, on Trafficking in women and girls,and on Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations, P.3

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