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Timor-Leste

List Thumb A Community Policing in Timor-Leste As citizens of the newest independent nation in Asia, the people of Timor-Leste have high hopes for the Policia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL) as a vanguard of peace, stability, and justice. However, the PNTL is still a...

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List Thumb A Picturing: Turn Down the Heat The World Bank’s second “Turn Down the Heat” report warns of dramatic changes that will occur in the world’s poorest countries if the Earth’s temperature rises 2-4°C above pre-industrial ...

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List Thumb A Barriers to Women in Business The UN estimates that the Asia-Pacific economy would earn $89 billion every year if women were able to achieve their full economic potential. Economically empowering women builds better educated, healthier families, stronger...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Celebrates International Literacy Day 2012 The Asia Foundation marked International Literacy Day with story writing contests, teacher training workshops, book donations, and more in 12 countries. The events took place in capital cities as well as some of the most...

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List Thumb A The Lotus Circle 2012 The Lotus Circle is a community of committed individuals working together to empower girls and women across Asia through The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program. For more than half a century, The Asia Foundation has...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Event Honors Publishers and Supporters in New York On March 29, 2012, The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia honored its partners at The Power of a Book reception in New York. Publishers, donors, Asian government representatives, and executives from the philanthropy, education,...

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List Thumb A Advancing Women in Asia The phrase "gender equality as smart economics" has become the mantra of such women leaders as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet. While some of Asia's economies are booming,...

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List Thumb A Asia's Fragile Corners Conflict and fragile governance present enormous challenges for development and security in Asia. In places where violence is widespread and government ceases to function, the pace of development falls dramatically and...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Celebrates International Literacy Day Across Asia In celebration of International Literacy Day 2011, The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program held events across Asia, including a book stamping in Afghanistan; drawing and reading competitions and student performances in...

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List Thumb A Community Policing in Timor-Leste Through the 18-month, USAID-funded pilot project Conflict Mitigation through Community-Oriented Policing (CMCOP), The Asia Foundation is playing a significant role in supporting both the police and Timorese communities to...

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List Thumb A Access to Justice in Timor-Leste In a country where local courts are very new and the legal framework is rapidly changing, local citizens often have little access to legal information and dispute resolution mechanisms. The Asia Foundation supports groups of...

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List Thumb A Timor Leste in Focus: Oecussi Oecussi is an enclave of Timor Leste, accessible for most only by ferry. Twice a week, the ferry makes a twelve hour journey to deliver basic necessities to the isolated community. Presented here are the sights and sounds of...

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