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Latest items for East Timor

Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Bolivia, Chile, East Timor, Ecuador, Jamaica, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Maldives, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

10.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, East Timor, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

2.0
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Congo, D R Congo, East Timor, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

3.0
Nov. 12, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the World Bank dataset, the crude birth rate in 2016 was 35.05 per 1000 people.
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Laos, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Suriname, Zambia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

3.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

270.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, India, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Suriname, Togo, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 30, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The contemporary practice of bride price is therefore attended by several risks: financial pressures, particularly in conditions of poverty in low-income, conflict-affected countries such as Timor-Leste; an incentive for parents to ‘sell’ their daughters prematurely; the potential for recipients to demand that bride price debts are discharged more rapidly to meet urgent debts or immediate needs; entrapping women in a violent marriage for fear of parents having to repay the large bride price; and in modernising environments, generating competing demands within families, for example, to fund their children's ongoing education as opposed to saving for a future bride price" (Para 6).
Aug. 30, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"In Timor-Leste, the term barlake encompasses more than a bride price in that it refers to a range of ritual contributions as well as exchanges made between the fetosan (husband's family) and the umane (wife's family). In the prevailing patriarchal system, the bride's family or clan is commonly categorised as wife-givers (or life-givers, manegsan/umane) and the husband's family as wife-takers (or life-takers, fetosan). This complex practice of bride price obliges the husband's family to offer the wife's family gifts, offerings and contributions of traditional items such as livestock, food, handmade craft and jewellery for ceremonies and other significant life events such as marriage and funerals, throughout the period of marriage....more
Aug. 30, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"It is possible, however, that problems associated with bride price contribute to more general and common forms of mental distress among women, as suggested by preliminary data we have gathered in Timor-Leste. Background data from our programme of research in Timor-Leste has documented high rates of explosive anger among men and women in that country, a reaction pattern that is associated with a range of general factors, including past exposure to traumas related to human rights violations, ongoing deprivations and feelings of injustice. In our qualitative research, however, women specifically highlighted the problem of bride price as a contributor to poverty, a source of conflict with the spouse and family...more
Aug. 30, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Table 1 presents descriptive data for the quantitative survey including the sample of 1193 women... Fewer than a quarter (23.8%) of women were in paid employment" (Para 24).
Aug. 30, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Table 1 presents descriptive data for the quantitative survey including the sample of 1193 women. Approximately 1 in 10 (11.3%) of the sample was 25 years or younger, a third (36%) was aged 25–34 years and 23% were 50 years or older (table 1). The majority (69.6%) lived in the rural area, and 87.3% were married. Two-thirds (64.3%) had either never attended school or had completed primary school only, 22% had completed senior high school and 4.7% had obtained a degree or other postschool qualification" (Para 24).
Aug. 30, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MARR-LAW-4

"Barlake has the positive effect of acting as a symbol of mutual respect between families brought together by marriage, providing material assistance to family members in need of support, and establishing clarity regarding future inheritance rights. The responsibility of meeting obligations also has the function of committing the fetosan (husband) to valuing and ensuring the safety and well-being of the new wife. Nevertheless, it is possible that the protracted nature of the husband's obligations to offer gifts or outlays to the wife and her family, and the growing cost of this form of bride price in the modern cash economy, may have adverse consequences over time, including increasing resentment within...more
Aug. 30, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"the Alola Foundation, the peak non-government agency for women in Timor-Leste" (Para 14).
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, East Timor launched their national action plan in 2016 and it expired in 2020 (MB-Coder Comment).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"That the Civil Code does not recognize de facto heterosexual relationships, while the vast majority of women in the State party are in de facto unions" (14).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"That women’s economic empowerment has not been sufficiently mainstreamed within the overall poverty reduction and development strategies of the State party and that women’s access to credit, including microcredit, remains insufficient" (12). "That traditional inheritance systems continue to exclude women from land ownership" (14).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"Law No. 7/2011 of 22 June 2011 amending the parliamentarian electoral law and establishing electoral lists of standing and alternate candidates, which must include at least one woman in each group of three candidates" (2). "The Committee welcomes the special measures introduced at the national and local levels to increase the representation of women in the National Parliament and in the village and subvillage councils through the quotas set by Law No. 7/2011 of June 2011 and Law No. 3/2009 of June 2009, respectively" (8).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the Government of Indonesia and the State party are working together to establish a survivor healing programme, in particular for survivors of rape, sexual slavery and other forms of sexual violence committed during the Indonesian occupation in 1999" (7). "That sanctions for pimping and forced prostitution are not effectively and adequately imposed" (7). "That there is a low level of knowledge, skills and gender sensitivity on the part of the judiciary and law enforcement officials in handling trafficking cases" (7).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"...the proportion of female village chiefs is extremely low at 2 per cent" (8).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"The Committee is, however, concerned about: ...(b) The prevalence of domestic violence, including incest and sexual abuse of girls" (5).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"That women’s representation in government decision-making positions remains low at 20 per cent" (8).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

"Civil Code (Law No. 10/2011) of 14 September 2011 providing for equal rights of women and men in marriage" (2). If there are equal rights of both women and men in marriage, then the woman would not be considered a minor in the marriage (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"That traditional or church marriages are rarely registered with the Civil Registry office, which means that women’s right to inheritance or property upon separation or as a result of bereavement are negatively affected by the lack of civil registration" (14).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Labour Code (Law No. 4/2012) of 21 February 2012 guaranteeing equality of opportunity and treatment in employment and prohibiting verbal, non-verbal and physical sexual harassment" (2).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the national health sector strategic plan 2011-2030 identifies maternal health and child health as the two highest priorities of the national health programmes" (11). "The Committee is, however, concerned: ...(b) That there is severe underreporting of maternal deaths through the routine health management information system and that the maternal mortality ratio in the State party remains the highest in East Asia; (c) That women suffer from undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency; (d) That women and girls, especially in remote and rural areas, face significant challenges in gaining access to sexual and reproductive health services, in particular skilled care at birth, antenatal and postnatal care and family planning,...more
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: (a) 2014-2017 national strategy and action plan for gender and the private sector, in 2014; (b) 2012-2014 national action plan on gender-based violence, in 2012" (2). "The Committee notes that in 2013 the State party began to formulate a national action plan to implement Security Council resolution No. 1325 (2000) on women and peace and security" (9).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Law against Domestic Violence (Law No. 7/2010) of 3 May 2010 which criminalizes domestic violence, including sexual violence, 'even within a marriage'" (2). Sexual violence would include rape and sexual assault (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Parliamentary resolution No. 12/2010 on gender-responsive budgeting, in 2011" (2). Gender-responsive budgeting would indicate a level of gender-mainstreaming on the part of the government (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to institutionalize gender-responsive budgeting and improve coordination through the establishment of an interministerial working group on gender mainstreaming, the coordination entity for implementing the national action plan on gender-based violence and national and district gender working groups. The Committee is, however, concerned: (a) That the existing coordination mechanisms are affected by the limited authority, budget and capacity of the Secretariat of State for the Support and Socioeconomic Promotion of Women and by the weakness of the gender...more