2. Policies and Measures to Support Women’s Participation in Cultural Life

State Secretary for Gender Equality and Inclusion
Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Government has implemented Policies and measures to ensure women participation in cultural life. The related programs are;
1. Diversification of Traditional Textile (TAIS); and
2. Holding exhibition of the Creative Industry in the Municipalities;

Pursuant to the organic law of Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry, on maximizing support to the creative industries group, the General Directorate for Industry through its annual action plan providing capacity building and training to the women weavers extant in all municipalities, in order to diversify the traditional textile (Tais) to other objects such as bag, shoes, clothes etc. Increasing the quantity of production of goods and services is the main focus of the Directorate.
Regarding to promote the diversification of Tais from the municipal to the national level, the Secretariat of State for Gender Equality and Inclusion, support financial and material funds in carrying out fair of cultural goods; in order to gain access to market opportunities to the small- scale industry groups.

Following are training programs held in municipalities:
1. Covalima and Bobonaro Municipality: training on diversification of traditional textile (Tais) and producing the cultural goods and service;
2. Liquica and Lautem Municipalities: training on technical capacity building on cotton boiling and training on accessing to market;
3. Dili and Ermera Municipalities: capacity building on process of weaving and motif design of traditional textile;

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

Reported achievements include:
The small-scale industry, particularly the traditional textile groups has developed independently on the production and distribution of its goods and serves.

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
State Secretary for Art and Culture
Public Sector
Timor Aid
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
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
Dominios culturales
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