UN Women has been present in Timor-Leste since 2001 (as UNIFEM), and as such, has operated throughout periods of crisis and transition. UN Women’s goal in Timor-Leste is to promote the rights of women and ensure inclusion of women’s participation and leadership as the country works towards safeguarding stability and promoting development. UN Women focuses on four priority areas strengthening women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality.

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