Plan International has been working in Timor-Leste since 2001, shortly before the country regained independence.
Plan International Timor-Leste is a recognised and respected organisation working on community development and children’s rights in the country, with a focus on girls’ rights and gender equality.
Our work directly impacts 52,000 people (including 25,000 sponsored children). We pay particular attention to excluded groups such as marginalised girls, teenage mothers, malnourished children, children with disabilities and those who are LGBTQI+.
Adolescent girls and young women are the focus of our influencing and campaign work on ending child marriage and promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights. The programme work in these areas also engages men and boys.
Children under 5 are the main target for our work on nutrition and we work with their parents and the broader community to promote their rights.
Our work on building resilience to the impacts of climate change involves working alongside entire communities.
Our priorities include:
- Gender equality and girls'empowerment
- Early childhood development (nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene)
- Climate resilience (disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation)
Time to Act! Accelerating Efforts to End Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Asia
Plan International firmly commits to preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage through holistic interventions and in partnership with a range of actors and stakeholders.