Subject: UNOTIL Daily Media Review Nov 03, 2005

[Poster's note: Long repeats of international articles already sent out to the east-timor list ( have been removed.]


Compiled by the Public Information Office from national and international sources

Dear All,

This is the only article for today from Timor Post. There are no newspapers today and no coverage of Timor-Leste in the international press.

Have a nice weekend

Government and NP Recognise TL's Women's Day

The Advisor to the Prime Minister on the Promotion of Equality, Maria Domingas Fernandes, has said that she is very proud of Timor-Leste's National Women's Day - celebrated today, 3 November, and the fact that the government and the National Parliament recognise this national day. Speaking at the National Parliament on Monday, Fernandes said that Women's Day in Timor-Leste has been celebrated on this day for many years, even during the period of conflict. She said that the day is designed to commemorate the late Maria Tapo, who died for the cause of freedom. For the future, Fernandes said Timorese women need to continue to fight to reduce poverty, and to achieve equality with men. She said that it is also important to resolve problems like prostitution, abortion, sexual assault, and domestic problems. PSD MP Lucia Lobato commenting on the commemoration, said that she is pleased that there is a day dedicated to Timorese women, and on this day she also remembers the women who fought alongside men and died in the struggle and therefore dedicated their lives to independence. During Monday's plenary session, a representative of each political party gave a message related to the women of Timor-Leste for Timor-Leste's National Women's Day. (TP)

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