EU-UNICEF offer School Materials for the prevention of gender-based violence in the schools

EU-UNICEF offer School Materials for the prevention of gender-based violence in the schools

DILI, 12 august, 2021 (TATOLI)- The European Union (EU) and United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in cooperating with the Minister of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoEYS) initiating the spotlight against women and gender-based in Timor-Leste.

EU and UNICEF are working very closely with MoEYS to raise the spotlight initiative, and even fight the action that contributes to student suffering and even drop out of school.

The representative of UNICEF, EMMANUELLE COLLET, said in her remarks that UNICEF is continued to support MoEYS to mitigate gender-based in schools, especially to educate teachers and students to change their attitudes, even control the violence and common gender equality in the schools.

The representative of the European Union, Ramon Reigada, said that the handing over of 52 projectors, UPS 52 and flash drive 52 with the purpose to help control any form of violence against children in schools.

He considers that Timor-Leste still has fewer coping mechanisms of novice teachers in the schools, saying, therefore, many students are becoming victims mentally and physically.

In the same place, The Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, Armindo Maia thanked the support from the development partners, saying it is an important support for teachers and students for the learning process. 

“This support will be used for the vital resources to minimize the gender violence or punishment toward students with any act of crime,” Minister Maia said.

It is the main issue for all schools around Timor-Leste territory and MoEYS will properly use the 52 projectors to enhance the teaching capacity for teachers.

Those materials will distribute to the schools in remote areas since many rural students are still experiencing this form of violence.


Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario



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