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Eliminate violence against women and girls

Eliminate violence against women and girls

Women participated in the long march activity on behalf of the commemoration of international day for violence based on gender which took place in Dili on march 16, friday (26/11/2021). Tatoli’s image//António Gonçalves

DILI, 22 february, 2022 (TATOLI)- Plan International Timor-Leste (PITL) launched a report and an accessible online resource to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.

PITL Country Director, Dilyana Ximenes said that the main purpose of launching accessible online resources is to provide more accurate information to all society able to access the report on the prevention of domestic violence against women and girls.

“It is required for evaluates for the gaps for the prevention and eliminate violence against women and girls as victims of domestic violence and early pregnancy women,” PITL Country Director, Dilyana Ximenes told to reporters at Hotel Timor, Colmera, on 22 february, this tuesday.

The main purpose of evaluating the report on spotlight prevention is to ensure the measurement of women and girls comprehensive on early pregnancy and violence against women and girls.

The evaluation will be made based on the ecology of all parts and the compressive of human behavior.

I give my appreciation to the EU in commitment to support the spotlight program which is fully supported by UN Women.

At the same place, the Ambassador of advocacy for early marriage prevention, Cidália Lopes Nobre Mouzinho Guterres said it is to certify the platform’s online report on the spotlight.

“It is needed to treat women and girls. It is not allowed to commit domestic violence or crime against them,” Ambassador of advocacy for early pregnancy and marriage prevention, Cidália Lopes Nobre Mouzinho said in her remarks.

She added that everyone has a responsibility to increase the comprehensiveness of committing to all actions that devastate women and girls physically and mentally. She stressed that Women is vital potential in contributing to country development.

The Ambassador of the European Union, Andrew Jacobs, it is important to give importance to gender. Society must to take the action to prevention against sexual abuse and domestic violence.

“This report is important as a national strategy for gender prevention. It is required for the action and practice for the prevention,” Mr. Jacobs said

United Nations Resident Representative, Roy Trivery UN Women, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, and ILO are in commitment to working for the women and girls women spotlight program.

“Online accessibility report on a platform against women and girls is vital for people of Timor-Leste. It is helping on domestic violence prevention”.

UN thanked the PITL for the willingness to work for the spotlight program. Today is a great opportunity as officially launching the accessibility online reports for prevention against women and girls.

It is required on the National Action Plan for the prevention against domestic violence and early pregnancy.

Secretary of State for gender and Inclusion, Maria José da Fonseca Monteiro said Timorese people must fight to terminate domestic violence against women and girl.

“It is required to end the violence against women and girl. It is caused by lack of education and human comprehensiveness. Prevention can be raised by people awareness”.

“It is known that there will be 1.319 cases of domestic violence against women and girl in 2020. The date was collected in some municipalities such as Dili, Ermera, Viqueque and Bononaro,” She added.

This project is realized base on hard work of Secretary of State, Gender and Inclusion, Hakbiit, Arquiris, Afela, AJTL, Ba futuru, Belun, CRS, Mane ho Visaun Foun, Rede Feto, Nabilan and also UN team composed of UN women, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF and ILO. It is contributed by UN partners World Vision, Plan International and among others.

The spotlight initiative is a multi-year partnership between the European Union and United Nations with a global investment of 550 million USD. The financials are supported by the European Union.

In Timor-Leste, the three-year investment of the initiative worth 15 million USD, aims to strengthen the country’s legal frameworks and institutional, promote positive social norms.

Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Rafy Belo

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