“As a woman and head of the Village, I am very grateful for the information related to Gender Based Violence. We have to be brave and not be ashamed to speak the truth, because if we remain silent those problems will never be solved. As a woman leader I always get cases of gender based violence, and together with the Municipal Police and Ministry of Justice, I am trying to find solutions to the problem”.
Head of Manutasi Village (Ainaro municipality) .
We’re helping the women and children of Timor-Leste build a strong future.
Women’s Resource Centre
Alola’s Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) is a key part of the Advocacy Program. The WRC provides free computer, internet access and library access to youth (female and male). The WRC promotes discussions on gender issues, such as Gender Based Violence, sexual and reproductive health, leadership and public speaking and raises awareness about the law against human trafficking, the law against domestic violence, the CEDAW convention, Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB), and gender issues in taxation law.
The WRC also provided training for trainers, life skills training, basic computer training, and how to write a CV or a job application. The WRC also campaigns for the prevention of early pregnancy.