DILI, 8 february 2023 (TATOLI)- United Nations Women in Timor Leste (UNW –TL) and the Minister of Interior (MoI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoH) for the prevention of conflict against rural women and girls, and also to promoting peace and security across in Timor-Leste.
The representative of UN Women in Timor-Leste, Amy Nishtha Satyam said this agreement is made to cooperate with the Minister of Interior to implement National Action Plan for eliminating violence against women and girls and promoting peace and security in rural areas.
“We are realizing the ceremony of signed MoH with Minister of Interior to strengthen the national action plan 1325 focused on conflict resolution, prevention, and gender-sensitive,’’ Country Representative of UNWTL, Amy Satyam told journalists after signed MoU in Minister of Interior office, Vila Verde.
She added this agreement is realized because the Minister of Interior plays a principal role to ensure the security and protection of the public in Timor-Leste.
“We understand that the Minister of Interior supports UNW approved UN resolution on general Assemble number 64/289 and UNW strategic plan to strengthen protection and security for women and girls also vulnerable groups. Promote participation and women leadership in peace and security across Timor-Leste,’’ She said
In the same place, Minister of Interior, Antonio Armindo said UNW is a partner who is helping on developing a national action plan (PAN) 1325, which is focused on Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
“I would like to thank UNW on its longstanding commitment to supporting MoI to recognize women’s fundamental roles and contribute to state building and strengthening national plan 1325 for the second phase in Timor-Leste,” He said
Therefore Ministry of Interior is committed to continuing to promote and develop gender issues and to implement UN resolution 1325 for conflict prevention this is a global vision program to achieve the main goal of gender equality, prevention, and eliminating violence against women and girls in Timor-Leste.
Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá
Editor: Nelia B.