Women’s Empowerment

equity and equality for women

Timor-Leste is one of the most food insecure countries in the world. The country also faces challenges with high unemployment rates and few employment opportunities outside agriculture.

Women also tend to be more illiterate and have little say in decisions made by the community. Because of this, it is difficult for the women of Timor-Leste to support their families and be active members of their communities. 

Did you Know?

In communities, women have little influence in decision making and the ability to generate income independently. 

Here are some of the ways that we’re helping encourage and strengthen the empowerment of women:

 – Establishing women’s groups

 – Trainings in cooking local foods and developing healthy recipes to promote nutrition

 – Selling food products to local restaurants

 – Establishing a Tempeh production franchise business concept for female entrepreneurs

 – Creating programming accessible to those with low literacy rates

 – Establishing savings and loans groups in remote communities

 – Trainings in financial literacy and business development

Current PROJECTS

Hakbi'it Feto (Empower Women)

 

The Hakbi’it-Feto Project is a collaborative project between ADRA Austria, ADRA Timor-Leste and Rede Feto Timor-Leste with the key objective to empower women socially and economically through strengthening women-focused Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). This project is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Austrian Development Agency and ADRA Austria.

PAST PROJECTS

Nutritious Food Enterprises

 

The ‘Nutritious Food Enterprises’ project funded by ADRA International, worked with women’s groups to experiment with cooking local foods to develop healthy recipes that promote nutritious food choices and diet diversity. 

Three groups in Carabalo, Luca and Uma Tolu communities were targeted to develop tempeh, a soybean cake that offers a valuable source of protein and is popular to eat. The business was expanded into a franchise where women were able to earn money and contribute to the wellbeing of their families. 

NEWS

AGRICULTURE

International Rural Womens Day 2022

The 15th of October 2022 is the celebration of International Rural Women’s Day. In Timor-Leste, we celebrate this international day with the national theme “Promoting Value Chain to Ensure Rural Women’s Products for Sustainability of Family Economic.”

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Hakbi’it Feto Capacity Strengthening Workplan Workshop

ADRA Timor-Leste in partnership with Rede Feto Timor-Leste on Hakbi’it Feto Project, organised a workshop to gather ideas for developing the Capacity Strengthening Strategic Plan for the organization and draft the guideline for establishing a Learning Platform for the Rede Feto and its member organisations.
The workshop facilitated by ADRA Timor-Leste and was attended by representatives of the Rede Feto member Organisations.
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A Message to End Violence Against Women

Mrs. Maria Imaculada Guterres, the Executive Director of Alola Foundation, a member of Rede Feto, represented Rede Feto to participate in Kafé Dadeer/Morning Coffee on RTTL-EP channel on November 30, 2021.

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