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“Women Help Women” Seminar and Fundraising

Date: March 14, 2019.

Author: Silverio Beli-Siri Andrade da Silva

(Tetun Below)

March 14 2019, ACbit conducted seminar with the topic “Women Help Women” through sharing the experiences to the public by 5 panelist – three survivors (Maria de Fatima, Beatriz Miranda, Olga da Silva), and two women activist Bela Galhos (Manager Leublora Green Village Maubisse), Berta Antonieta (From Lao Hamutuk). The mediator was Joviana Guterres (froma AJAR Timor-Leste). The experience that they have shared motivated everyone especially the new generation to fight against injustice and ending the discrimination in our society. The Vice National President of Parliament (Mrs. Maria Angelina Sarmentu), wife of President Republic (Mrs. Cidalia Lopez Nobre Mouzinho Guterres), Vice Minister of Social Solidairty and Inclusion (Mrs. Signi Chandrawati Verdial), Coordinator of Civil Society Fund (Mr. Joaquim Freitas), partner NGOs and supporting embassies also participated in this event.

At the same time ACbit also conducted Public Fundraising activities through a festival to sell local product and local food from the survivors. ACbit thanked all those women survivors who travelled far, cooked and brought their local product to sell. Also to the musicians (Galaxy, Klamar, Naran Laek, Titisor Kour-Ara, Biti Akustik, Joviana-Felicia and Dionisio Pereira) who played their music during the event and to those who came along to support, bought the product, donating the money, creativity and time will now allow these women to grow their businesses, and to support their children to the school. Thank you to the donors (Hivos, UN Women Asia and the Pacific, Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste, Australian Embassy Dili Timor Leste, Ajar Asia Justice Rights, Gabineti do Apoiu Fundos Sociedade Sivil, Timor Telemor) who supported this event.

Marsu 14 2019, ACbit realiza semináriu ho tema “Feto Ajuda Feto” liu husi fahe esperiénsia ba públiku husi panelista nain 5 kompostu husi sobrevivente nain 3 (Maria de Fatima, Beatriz Miranda, Olga da Silva) no ativista feto nain rua Bela Galhos (Manager Leublora Green Village Maubisse), Berta Antonieta (Lao Hamutuk) no moderador Joviana Guterres (AJAR Timor-Leste). Ho sira nia esperiénsia ne’ebé mak fahe ona motiva ema hotu liu-liu jerasaun foun sira atu luta kontra injustisa no hapara diskriminasaun iha ita nia sosiedade. Iha eventu ida ne’e partisipa husi Vice Prezidente Parlamentu Nasionál (Sra. Maria Angelina Sarmentu), Espoza Prezidente Repúblika (Sra. Cidalia Lopez Nobre Mouzinho Gutteres), Vice Ministra Solidariedade social no inclusão (Sra. Signi Chandrawati Verdial), Kordenador Fundus Sociedade Sivil (Sr. Joaquim Freitas), parseiru NGO no embaixada sira. Obrigadu ba ema hotu ne’ebé mak partisipa ona iha eventu ida ne’e.

Iha tempu ne’ebé hanesan ACbit mós realiza atividade Fund Raising públiku liu husi festival ne’ebé mak fan produtu local no hahan local husi sobrevivente sira iha loron rua liu ba. ACbit hakarak fó agradese ba grupu sobrevivente sira ne’ebé viajen dook tebes, tein no lori sira nia produtu mai fan, ba grupu artisita sira (Galaxy, Klamar, Naran Laek, Titisor Kour-Ara, Biti Akustik, Joviana-Felicia no Dionisio Pereira) ne’ebé mak oferese ona sira nia musika iha eventu, ba sira ne’ebé mak partisipa hodi sosa sobrevivente sira nia produtu no kontribui osan iha donation box, kreatividade no agora tempu ba feto sobrevivente sira atu hala’o sira nia negosiu, no suporta oan sira ba eskola. Obrigadu ba doadores (Hivos, UN Women Asia and the Pacific, Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste, Australian Embassy Dili Timor Leste, Ajar Asia Justice Rights, Gabineti do Apoiu Fundos Sociedade Sivil, Timor Telecom) ne’ebé mak suporta ona eventu ida ne’e.

 

 

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