In 2017, the Government of Timor-Leste through the Public Service Commission developed a specific Guideline to Prevent and Combat Sexual Harassment in the Public Service (Orientacao n.12/2017, August 9th) , launching also specific instruments and campaign materials to ensure that all public sectors at national and municipal levels have increased knowledge and understanding of sexual harassment as unacceptable conduct. Moreover, the Public Service Commission, supported by UN Women, has developed and launched an innovative application called “ChatBot Rosa.” This tool is an innovative way for Timorese to report cases where public officers have committed sexual harassment in and outside the workplace. This tool aims to strengthen service quality of the public administration. The innovative application was launched during the 16-Day Campaign against Gender-based Violence in 2018.
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