Timor-Leste

We support civil society organisations to advocate for inclusive local governance, women’s rights and HIV prevention and support services
Rosa dos Santos and her granddaughter Fernando in Estada village, where Progressio supported a women's empowerment project

Working with our partners we are:

  • promoting the involvement of people living with HIV at all levels of policy development and implementation;
  • increasing the participation of social leaders in gender, stigma and discrimination reduction activities related to HIV;
  • strengthening the ability of civil society organisations to respond to HIV;
  • promoting the development and implementation of legislation to protect women from gender-based violence, and to give them equal access to markets, and land and property rights;
  • raising awareness and knowledge at community level of domestic and sexual gender-based violence and other key gender issues;
  • strengthening the development coordination and representation role of civil society at local level.