Timor-Leste: Women make a difference in politics

United Nations, New York, June 2009 – Timor-Leste, a small island nation in Asia, has struggled with political and economic instability since its 2002 independence. The 2007 elections helped consolidate its democracy, and today the country has a significant number of women holding important government seats. A UN backed initiative is helping to foster gender equality on all levels of Timorese society. Script (pdf): www.un.org