After writing my post on women in the election, friends in Timor brought to my attention that Rede Feto, Alola and UNIFEM (among many others) have all been doing a great job of keeping the issue of women’s participation in the election in the forefront. The Platform for Women by Womens Organizations in Politics for the Parliamentary Election should be available in English soon, in the meantime here is Tetum.
CNRT and Fretilin have both made press releases promising increased attention to gender in policy. (Although only Fretilin wrote on the issue of representation of women on party lists. Please correct me if I’m wrong.)