1. Government Bodies in Charge of Gender Equality

State Secretary for Gender Equality and Inclusion
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Timor-Leste has established governments bodies in charging of gender equality, with the aim to promote and ensure the empowerment and participation of women in various sectors of development. Related policy and institutions are;
1. Article 16 of Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (CDRTL);
2. Article 17 of Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (CDRTL);
3. The State Secretary for Gender Equality and Inclusion; and
4. Rede Feto Timor-Leste;

As mandated by article 16 of CDRTL on "Universality and Equality", states that; a) All citizens are equal before the law, enjoy the same rights and are subject to the same duties; and b) No one can be discriminated against on the basis of color, race, marital status, sex, ethnic origin, language, social status or economic situation, political or ideological beliefs, religion, education or physical or mental condition. And article 17 of the CDRTL on "Equality between Women and men" states that; Women and men have the same rights and commit in all areas of family, cultural, social, economic and political life. In compliance with the articles of CDRTL above, Timor-Leste established the State Secretary for Gender Equality and Inclusion, in charging to guarantee the balanced of gender, emerge the participation of women in all development sectors as; culture, media, art, politics etc.
The State Secretary for Gender Equality and Inclusion, in its annual action plan prioritized the creation of small-scale marketing of the women in order to increase the income of family economy. Following activities are measure to achieve the plan:
1. summon up to all government institutions, on integrating women participation in every sectors of development. Emerging the activities, conducting training and capacity building programs toward gender equality and human right issues;
2. hold special awareness program regarding to the right of woman on participation in the economy, political and socio cultural sectors. Supporting the small-scale marketing group conducted by woman, in order to enhance the participation of women in development process; and
3. join forces with relevant institutions that supporting women's career, in order to endure the woman network, associations and community groups that particularly representing the vulnerable woman;
Furthermore; State Secretary for Gender Equality and Inclusion had designed a framework on guarantying and ensuring women actions, hence; Rede Feto Timor-Leste stand as the hub for all woman organizations, in order to continue resist for the gender equality in Timor-Leste.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Reported achievements include:
After the implementation of the policy, since 2014 the participation of women in the economic sector has increased the most significant number; approximately 69% of women are able to participate in economic activities and create job opportunities in small-scale industry.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion
Public Sector
Alola Foundation
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Rede Feto
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
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