Women’s Economic Empowerment in Timor-Leste

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Timor-Leste is the youngest country in Asia, and became a sovereign state in 2002. Women in Timor-Leste often participate in diverse income-generating activities, including weaving, although these activities tend to generate less cash revenue than those typically engaged in by men. However, studies have shown that income earned from women’s economic participation is more likely to be spent on women’s families, in particular their children.

Posted January 19, 2016
Related locations: Timor-Leste
Related programs: Economic Opportunity, Empower Women
Related topics: Increasing Women's Economic Opportunities