Community Dialogue in Oecusse on the Domestic Violence Law

woman speaking to groupOn August 19th , Embassy staff traveled to Oecusse and observed a community dialogue on the domestic violence law hosted by Forum Peduli Wanita Oecusse with support from the Ambassador’s Small Grant Program. Residents of Suco Bobometo joined the PNTL, Public Defender and a legal expert from JNJ Advocasia to discuss the causes of domestic violence, the protections provided by the law, and the resources available to victims.