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1 ACCESS TO JUSTICE PROGRAM The Asia Foundation – Timor-Leste

2 Access To Justice program 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

3 Reasons women seek legal assistance Domestic violence Sexual violence Paternity cases

4 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.

5 Women ability to access to justice Women access to information and women lack of information. Socioeconomic status not the same

6 Program addressing these barriers Our partners collect / attendant women client 30% every month Support legal aid organization with the training.

7 Challenges Paternity cases Domestic violence cases Also process cases in the court.

8 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

9 Thank you


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