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18 December 2008

UNMIT Press Release- UNFPA hands over vehicle to PRADET

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Press Release

UNFPA hands over vehicle to PRADET


17 December, Dili-- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will tomorrow hand over a vehicle to the national NGO, PRADET.

UNFPA has assisted PRADET in its work in providing counselling and shelter to victims of gender-based violence since 2003. The purchase of this vehicle will allow for timely referral of clients to partner organizations in the support services network as well as ensuring that there is follow-up to the cases.

This is part of the activities supported by UNFPA in order to promote gender equality, one of the Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015.

UNFPA Timor-Leste is also developing in collaboration with other civil organizations a law against Domestic Violence, expected to be promulgated in 2009.

Journalists are invited to attend the handing over ceremony.

Date: Thursday 18 December
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Fatin Hakmatek, Hospital Guido Valadares, Bidau

For further information please contact Mr. Mariano Redondo – Tel: +670 734 6517

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