Plan International Timor-Leste

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. We work together with children, young people, supporters and partners to strive for a just world where we are all equal.

Our work directly impacts 91,000 people (including 23,000 sponsored children). We pay particular attention to excluded groups such as marginalised girls, teenage mothers, malnourished children, children with disabilities and those who identify as LGBTIQ+.

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.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

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)
  • Influencing.

Where we work

Our address

Rua de Nú Laran No. 7,

Nain Feto,

PO Box 246,


+670 331 2492 

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