IB2016/27 Terms of Exclusion: Violence and the Impact on Women’s Participation in Development

SSGM In Brief

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Tamara Failor, Xian Warner

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In 2015, the Australian Government–funded Nabilan1 Program (Ending Violence against Women) conducted a study on violence against women and children in Timor-Leste (Asia Foundation 2016). This was the country’s first statistically significant study analysing risk and protective factors for women’s experience of violence, and provided the first quantitative data on men’s use of violence against women. Comprising two surveys — one nationally representative prevalence survey with women,2 and one survey on men’s perpetration in two municipalities3 — the Nabilan Baseline Study is an important tool for those working in service provision to victims and violence prevention. The findings illustrate the extent of this issue is much greater than previously estimated, and point to its causes and consequences.

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