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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Literacy is a foundation of learning and builds sustainable development
September 8 marks the 50th International Literacy Day, a day that reminds us all of the importance of literacy as a human right and a foundation for learning. While literacy levels in Laos have improved steadily in recent years, some key challenges still remain in ensuring that everyone has the literacy skills that will allow them to fully participate in the development of their community and country.  According to the most recent Lao Social Indicator Survey, three key issues affect literacy levels in Laos: ethnicity, gender, and location.
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Balance Is Better And Essential To A Better World For Women
By Andrew Morley, World Vision International CEO & President The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “balance”. It’s an appeal for equity for women and girls: “Better the balance, better the world.” I endorse this campaign personally, and World Vision promotes balance in every activity it undertakes. However, to achieve “balance”, we must be unbalanced in tackling stubborn unfairness.
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March 7th 2019
Participants in the Long March in Baucau Municipality on 7 December. Photo: Eldina Januario da Costa/World Vision
World Vision’s step forward to end violence against women and girls in Timor-Leste
During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign from 25 November to 10 December, World Vision took a step forward to end violence against women and girls in Timor-Leste. We marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women with activities to increase awareness about gender-based violence in Aileu and Baucau Municipalities. Our new Towards a Future Free from Violence project in Aileu and Baucau aims to reduce violence and increase equality between men, women, boys, and girls.
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December 19th 2018
MEP Linda McAvan (UK, S&D) - Statement for International Women's Day 2018
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March 7th 2018
Domingas and her family find harmony at home
A happy family is central to building a peaceful community. For many people, ‘home’ is identified as a safe and comfortable place. However, in Timor-Leste, home isn’t always a safe place for women. Over half of ever-partnered Timorese women have experienced violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. Domingas is a housewife and a mother of two daughters, from Aileu Municipality. Her husband, Marcelino, never helped with household chores or taking care of their children.
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March 7th 2018