Thursday, 7 July 2011

Working Women's Centre Timor-Leste

An exciting new initiative is taking hold in Timor, with the launch of the country’s first ever Working Women’s Centre planned for September 1st, 2011.

Working Women's Centre Timor-Leste will further the momentum for women's rights in Timor.

Thanks to ideas blossoming out of an APHEDA study tour, WWCs in SA, NT & QLD, with counterparts from the union movement in Timor-Leste, have ensured the idea of a WWC-TL is now supported by a range of progressive organisations and government ministers in both countries.

To celebrate, WWC Australia's annual conference, Our Work Our Lives, will be held in Dili to coincide with the launch of its Timorese sister organisation. WWC-TL will be lead by local women keen to see the organisation play a central role in Timorese civil society, providing information, support, advice and advocacy services to women on work-related issues.

Your Help

If you, your union or organisation is interested in contributing to the establishment and sustainability of the Working Women's Centre Timor-Leste, please get in touch with APHEDA's project officer for Timor, Tanya Karliychuk, on 1800 888 674 or

Our Work Our Lives: Women and Industrial Relations Conference

September 1 & 2, 2011
The 4th Our Work Our Lives will also be the official launch of the Working Women's Centre Timor-Leste organisation.
Save the date and watch this space for more details and a call for papers.

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