Presentation on theme: "ACCESS TO JUSTICE PROGRAM The Asia Foundation – Timor-Leste."— Presentation transcript:
ACCESS TO JUSTICE PROGRAM The Asia Foundation – Timor-Leste
Access To Justice program 2002-2012 Work with four partners Legal Aid Organization Support legal aid organization with the funding and also training Target women/girls client 30-40% every month
Reasons women seek legal assistance Domestic violence Sexual violence Paternity cases
Barriers access to justice for women / girls Lack of legal understanding in the community Family control the process of the cases Economic barriers Geographical barriers, they live in rural area, far from the court.
Women ability to access to justice Women access to information and women lack of information. Socioeconomic status not the same
Program addressing these barriers Our partners collect / attendant women client 30% every month Support legal aid organization with the training.
Challenges Paternity cases Domestic violence cases Also process cases in the court.
Women involved in decision making for justice decisions Base on our research we interviewed 24 victim women for domestic violence, 22 of them decided to divorce. Economic independence