Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: Timor-Leste

CEDAW session 062 (2015)

(20 November 2015, CEDAW/C/TLS/CO/2-3, Concluding observations on second/third report, para. 26)

“The Committee welcomes that the State party is taking steps to ensure equal access to education for girls. The Committee also welcomes that in 2011 the Ministry of Education initiated a ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy against administrative malpractice in the education sector covering sexual violence, corporal punishment, and other forms of violence in schools but regrets the lack of its effective implementation....”

Read more from CEDAW session 062 (2015)

CEDAW session 044 (2009)

(7 August 2009, CEDAW/C/TLS/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 35 and 36)

"... the Committee is concerned ... that corporal punishment is acceptable in both school and home settings and constitutes a form of violence against children, including the girl child.

"... The Committee recommends that the State party explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in all settings, including through awareness-raising campaigns aimed at families, the school system and other educational settings."

Read more from CEDAW session 044 (2009)

This is an automatic translation service. Extracts from laws, treaty body recommendations and Universal Periodic Review outcomes are unofficial translations.