This project provides research advice and supports the consolidation of existing knowledge on violence against women and children in Timor-Leste.
The Asia Foundation is implementing an Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Program in Timor-Leste under a Grant Agreement with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The EVAW Program goal is to reduce the proportion of women who have experienced violence, and to better meet the needs of women and children affected by violence. The objective is to improve outcomes for women in prevention, support services, and access to justice by improving capacity in key ministries, reducing levels of violence, improving services, and strengthening judicial processes serving the needs of women. Survivors of violence will work with the Research and M&E Team to implement research activities that will serve to inform and guide the program. This project provides research advice to the EVAW program, including to staff at The Asia Foundation and associated partners, supports the team’s consolidation of existing knowledge on violence against women and children in Timor-Leste, and provides advice and support to the development of research projects commissioned via the program.
Chief investigator: Damian Grenfell
Project sponsor: The Asia Foundation