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Regional Programme

Joint Women’s Programme:
RWP - SCM Timor Leste

Women’s Leadership Training:
“Understanding of women’s leadership based on gender equality”

JWP RWP - SCM Timor LesteFebruary 8-11, 2007
Dili, Timor Leste

This programme was held from 8-11 February 2007 at Hosana IPTL church compound in Dili, Timor Leste. 30 women participated in this programme representing SCM, YMCA, IPTL congregations, Assembly of God’s church, Pentacostal church and female Inter-displaced persons (IDPs) around Dili.

The main theme of the training was the “Understanding of women’s leadership based on gender equality”.

There were five main topics delivered by four resource persons—they are Understanding the basic concept of gender and gender equality—Understanding the women’s leadership within the East Timor’s society presented by Sra. Maria Expostu from Women’s Caucus Organization (currently in the position of the Ministry of Social Department of Republic of Timor Leste); Understanding the Women’s Leadership within the church context in East Timor presented by Rev. Fransisco de Vasconcelos, the moderator of Igreja Protestante iha Timor Leste (IPTL); Understanding Gender Analysis presented by Sra Ubalda M. F. Alves, the director of Rede Feto Timor Leste Women’s Network; Understanding women’s leadership from the Bible presented by Nina Nayoan, the FIM intern.

The objectives of the training were