Timor-Leste: Country Gender Assessment

Institutional Document | October 2014

This assessment examines gender issues across the different socioeconomic sectors of Timor-Leste.

Over the last decade, Timor-Leste has made substantial progress in state building and strengthening the economy, governance, and infrastructure. Gender equality has been a fundamental principle in these efforts and remains key to achieving sustainable development into the future.

This assessment examines gender issues across the different socioeconomic sectors of Timor-Leste, such as health, education, work, and political participation. It brings together existing research and data for a comprehensive overview of gender disparities in Timor-Leste and presents a valuable benchmark of progress toward gender equality goals.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Education
  • Health and Well-being
  • Gender-Based Violence and Access to Justice
  • Work and Economic Empowerment
  • Governance, Influence, and Decision Making
  • Gender Equality Framework
  • Conclusion