Xian Warner


Victim-Blaming Perpetuates Violence Against Women in Timor-Leste

January 17, 2018


A few months ago, while I was finishing my morning bike ride before work, a guy in a black and red hoodie on a motorbike came up behind me, reached around and grabbed my breast, then sped off down the road. It was 7:30 am and this was a bustling (by Dili standards) street at peak hour. No one said anything. No one did anything. I, myself, was too i… Read more


Four Takeaways from Global Forum on Preventing Violence Against Women

October 4, 2017


From September 18-21, more than 500 researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and activists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the 5th Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum, to share quantitative and qualitative data about the characteristics of sexual and intimate partner violence across settings, and evidence of what works for the prevent… Read more


Charter Outlines 10 Actions to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children in Timor-Leste

November 30, 2016


As the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign kicks off across the globe, prominent government and civil society leaders in Timor-Leste signed an important Charter last week declaring their own commitment to preventing violence against women and children. The move is a significant step forward in Timor-Leste, where violence agai… Read more


New Study Reveals Patterns of Violence Against Women in Timor-Leste

December 9, 2015


Asia’s newest country, Timor-Leste, boasts one of the highest rates of female parliamentarians in the region and has made a number of important legislative advances in recent years on domestic violence.