UNFPA Timor-Leste

REPORTS

Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2009-2013

  

State of the World Population 2009

State of the World Population 2009

  

State of the World Population 2010

  

State of the World Population 2011

  

Drug use in Timor-Leste- an assessment

  

Bride-Price and Domestic Violence in Timor-Leste

Nasrin Khan and Selma Hyati

Violence against women within intimate relationships is a serious problem in Timor-Leste. Timorese human rights organizations have stated on a number of occasions that the payment of bride-price (barlake), leads to women being treated as property, and encourages domestic violence.This study investigates whether there is a causal link between barlake and domestic violence and examines if there is a difference between women from matrilineal and patrilineal clans in their experiences of domestic violence.

  

Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It?

The report, entitled ‘Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Quantitative Findings from the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific\' was conducted in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. It explores the prevalence of men\'s use of violence against women in the survey sites, and shows what factors make men more or less likely to use violence. The report also makes important recommendations about what we can do to prevent violence against women.