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BACK DOOR Newsletter on East Timor

East Timorese Grassroots Organisations & Networks
(based within East Timor)
Organisasi dan jaringan populer:

(East Timor info listed below is updated irregularly and may not be current)


Up-Dated: 4 Aug 2004

NEW = Added to BACK DOOR Website since last Monday's Emailout



Contents:

Overviews
NGO Forum: Complete list of 170 registered East Timorese NGOs working in East Timor
NGO Forum / ACFOA: LSM-LSM Timor Loro Sa'e
NGO Forum / ACFOA: East Timorese NGOs
Peak bodies, Umbrella agencies & Networks
East Timor National NGO Forum / Forum Nacional ONG Timor Lorosa'e
REDE: Feto Timor Lorosae Timorese Women's Network
East Timorese Network of Popular Educators / Rede dos Educadores Populares Timor Lorosa’e
FRETILIN: Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor / Frente Revolucionária do Timor Leste Independente
National Council of Timorese Resistance / Conselho Nacional de Resistencia Timorense (CNRT)
Other Networks & Organisations
FOKUPERS - Forum Komunikasi Untuk Perempuan Loro Sae
FOKUPERS - the East Timorese Women’s Communication Forum
Yayasan HAK - Yayasan Hukum, Hak Asasi dan Keadilan
Yayasan HAK - Foundation of Law, Human Rights, and Justice
Pusat untuk Perdamaian dan Pembangunan Uskop Belo: Kadalak Sulimutuk Institute (KSI)
Bishop Belo’s Center for Peace and Development: Kadalak Sulimutuk Institute (KSI)
Sahe Institute for Liberation (SIL)
Dewan Solidaritas - East Timorese Student Solidarity Council (ETSSC)
ET-WAVE - Perempuan Timor Loro Sa’e Yang Menentang Kekerasan
ET-WAVE - East Timorese Women Against Violence
Yayasan Timor Nabilan (YATINA) - Shine Timor Foundation
RENETIL: Resistencia Nacional Dos Estudantes De Timor Leste
Caritas Dili East Timor
Comissão Justiça E Paz Diocese De Dili (CJP) / Justice And Peace Commission of Diocese Dili (JPC)
Policlinica PAS (Pronto Atu Serbi - Ready to Work)
Peoples Economic Development Centre / Centro Do Desenlvolvimento da Economica Popular (CDEP)
OPMT: Organizacao Popular de Mulher Timor / The Popular Organisation of East Timorese Women
Timor Aid
Organizacao Mulher Timor (OMT)
Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP)
La'o Hamutuk: East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis


Overviews

ET NGO Forum:

Complete list of 215 registered East Timorese NGOs working in East Timor:
Link updated July 14, 2004
[200k] http://www.geocities.com/etngoforum/ngos.xls

Bahasa Indonesia:
Edisi Kedua, Mei 2000 [PDF 225kb] LSM-LSM Timor Loro Sa'e
Diperbarui: 19 Januari, 2002
http://www.acfoa.asn.au/advocacy_&_policy/East_Timor/ET%20NGOs%20-%20Interim%20Directory%202nd%20Edition.pdf
Petunjuk Sementara: Petunjuk sementara – edisi kedua – ini dipersiapkan oleh NGO Forum Timor Loro Sa’e dengan bantuan Australian Council for Overseas Aid untuk mengumumkan adanya dan pekerjaan LSM-LSM Timor Loro Sa’e, dan memudahkan komunikasi dengan sektor penting ini dan di antara anggotannya.

Second Edition, May 2000 [PDF 225kb] East Timorese NGOs
Updated Jan 19, 2002
http://www.acfoa.asn.au/advocacy_&_policy/East_Timor/ET%20NGOs%20-%20Interim%20Directory%202nd%20Edition.pdf
Interim Directory: This is the second edition of an interim directory prepared by the East Timor NGO Forum with assistance from the Australian Council for Overseas Aid (ACFOA) to publicise the existence and work of East Timorese NGOs and to facilitate communication with this important sector and between its members.


Peak bodies, Umbrella agencies & Networks:
 

East Timor National NGO Forum / Forum Nacional ONG Timor Lorosa'e  Updated Sep 3, 2001
Umbrella agency for East Timorese Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)
VISION: To contribute to the building of a pluralist, democratic, just and sustainable East Timor through the development of a strong, independent and responsible civil society committed to upholding and making real in the daily life of the community, both village and urban, the full range of human rights so that all East Timorese, particularly the poor and disadvantaged, can enjoy the fruits of liberation and development in an East Timor forever free.
MISSION: To realise its vision by promoting a culture of learning, cooperation, partnership with the community and respect for human rights and good practice amongst East Timorese NGOs and between them and other development actors, both domestic and international, and by serving as a collective, independent voice for the rights and needs of the community.
VALUES AND PRINCIPLES: a rights approach to development; inclusiveness, participation; accountability; gender balance; respect for the environment; non-party political; non-sectarian; good governance; volunteerism.
Kaikoli Street, Dili, East Timor  Telephone +670(390)322772
E-mail: etngocentre@hotmail.com  Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/etngoforum/index.html
See: BD: East Timor National NGO Forum / Forum Nacional ONG Timor Lorosa'e (FONGTIL) / LSM-LSM Timor Loro Sa’e - A collection of recent media releases, position-statements, speeches, petitions, reports, and news

REDE: Feto Timor Lorosae Timorese Women's Network   Updated Sep 3, 2001

  • REDE: Feto Timor Lorosae was established in March 2000 and currently encompasses more than 15 women’s organisations. These organisations are representative in themselves of a broad cross section of society as there are mass based organisations with national membership -  down to the village level, cultural, income generating/small business and rights based organisations and organisations affiliated with political parties.
  • REDE and each of the network’s members have been accompanying the political developments in our country [ETimor]. REDE advocates on a rights based approach to development, justice, social inclusiveness and gender equity and equality. REDE is also participating in and contributing to the reconstruction as well as working directly with Timorese women through amongst others, literacy and income generating and poverty alleviation projects to help them break away from the debilitating ties of illiteracy and poverty.
  • Although there have been achievements, progress is slow. Women’s lives in East Timor, as with the rest of the population continues to be arduous. For women this is more so because of the situation of women in Timorese society, cultural perceptions of women, the absence of clear laws which protect women and women’s limited participation in decision making.

  • Filomena Reis for REDE
    Dec 5-6 2000 REDE: Women's Network statement to Brussels donor conference: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/DecWomen.htm
    Dec 13 2001 REDE: Women's Issues in East Timor (Canberra donor conference): http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/01junwomen.htm
    Jul 12 2001 NGO Forum/Rede: Public Figure Detained Again for Domestic Violence (Press release): http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/01juldv.htm
    Bahasa Indonesia:
    Jul 12 2001 NGO Forum/Rede: Tokoh Masyarakat Ditahan Lagi Untuk Kekerasan Rumah Tangga (Pernyataan Pers): http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/01juldvb.htm
    See: BD: East Timorese Women's Issues / Kestaun hosi Feto - A collection of recent information, petitions, articles and news

    East Timorese Network of Popular Educators / Rede dos Educadores Populares Timor Lorosa’e  Added Sep 3, 2001
    * Network formed by these ET NGOs: Grupo Alfabetização Naroman; Grupo Nove Nove - Fokupers; Haburas Foundation; Institutu Sekular Maun Alin iha Kristu - ISMAIK; La’o Hamutuk; Prontu Atu Servi; Organização Popular da Mulher Timorense - OPMT; Sa’he Institute for Liberation; Yayasan HAK
    * The formation of this network grows from the recognition of the critical role of education in the process of East Timorese democratization and has been sparked by an exchange between Brazil and East Timor.
    * Popular education as practice is not new to East Timor. In fact, the 1975 generation was inspired by the methods of Paolo Freire and popular education was carried out in the form of literacy classes, cooperatives, crèches (day schools), development of traditional remedies and other social activities which the Indonesian invasion stopped and destroyed.
    * Political independence has been achieved, but has not yet guaranteed the same learning opportunities to all people. The majority of the population was marginalized during Indonesia’s occupation and during this transitional period, there has not yet been significant change. The formal education that now exists is a legacy of the Portuguese and Indonesian systems and does not include liberating principles. The goal of popular education is to empower all people to be able to participate in decision making processes. Popular education is a collective act, not an individual one.
    Contact: Nuno RodriguesTelephone:  0407-609-488 or 0408-811-373; La’o Hamutuk, Farol - Dili
    See: Aug 9 2001 Formation of the Popular Educators’ Network: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/01augpopular.htm
    See: BD: Peoples' Participation / Participação Dos Povos / Partisipasaun Politika - A collection of recent media releases, reports and articles

    FRETILIN - Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor / Frente Revolucionária do Timor Leste Independente  Added Sep 3, 2001
    BD interviews Gil Santos:
    When did Fretilin start and what was its purpose?
    On 20 May 1974, Fretilin formed under the name ASDT. In Sep 1974 it changed its name to Fretilin. The purpose was to pursue full independence for East Timor. Fretilin was, and still is, opposed to any foreign occupation, colonisation or imperialism. Fretilin had a campaign at the grassroots level and currently has over 180,000 active members (militants). Fretilin developed policies on education, women's rights, worker's rights, children's rights, health and hygeine, the environment.
    What are some of Fretilin's historical achievements?
    Fretilin was a champion of organising effective resistance against Indonesian invasion on three important fronts:
    1) military front (FALINTIL); 2) cladestine front (underground); 3) diplomacy front.
    This led to the existance of:
    * the CRRN (National Council of Revolutionary Resistance), then
    * the CNRM (the National Council of Maubere Resistance / Concelho Nacional da Resistancia Maubere), and finally
    * the CNRT (National Council of Timorese Resistance / Conselho Nacional de Resistência Timorense) which formed in order to achieve national unity.
    What does Fretilin aim to achieve in the future?
    * to establish a democratic government of national unity in order to promote re-construction;
    * to re-establish the policies that benefit the grassroots with an emphasis on sustainable development and environmental awareness;
    * to organise and hold another Congress in May 2001 to develop its political program, and plan its election strategies;
    * to campaign for the up-coming elections on August 30, 2001.
    Main office: Rua Martires da Patria, West Dili, Timor Lorosa'e, in the former Pancasila Training Building BP7. As a result, Fretilin is sometimes referred to as BP7 Fretilin.
    Postal addresses & Phone numbers:
    Melbourne Australia: Gil Santos, Fretilin (Vic Trades Hall) Cnrs Lygon & Victorian Sts Carlton South, Vic 3052
    Telephone: * From within Australia & from mobile in ETimor: (03) 9663-6611  * From landline in ETimor: 001 61 3 9663-6611  * From other countries outside Australia: +61 3 9663-6611
    Email addresses:  Australia rep: Filomena de Almeida opmt@hotmail.com...Italy rep: Davide Corona Davide.Corona@CSI.IT
    português língua: http://www.geocities.com/alextilman/index.html
    See: BD: FRETILIN - Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor / Frente Revolucionaria do Timor Leste Independente - A collection of recent speeches, documents, statements, news and reports

    Conselho Nacional de Resistencia Timorense / National Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT)  Updated June 26, 2001
    The CNRT was established as the peak body of the East Timorese people's resistance to the Indonesian occupation of East Timor. Its members were drawn from all walks of life and political viewpoints, including the major political parties.
    It is now dissolved / finished / wound up.
    "I, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, President of the CNRT/CN, declare that at five p.m., on the ninth day of the month of June of the year
    two thousand and one, the National Council Of Timorese Resistance (CNRT/CN) is formally dissolved. Honour And Glory To The Martyrs Of The Liberation Of Our Homeland! Long Live CNRT! Long Live The People Of Timor Lorosa’e!" Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, President of the CNRT/CN
    Homepage: http://www.ozemail.com.au/~cnrt
    See: BD: National Council of Timorese Resistance / Conselho Nacional de Resistencia Timorense (CNRT) - A collection of recent speeches, statements, news and reports
     


    Other Networks & Organisations:


    See these sites as well:
    * Program Pemantauan Sistim Peradilan / Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP)
    * La'o Hamutuk: East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis / Instituto Timor Lorosa’e ba Analiza no Monitoring Reconstrucao

    Bahasa Indonesia:
    FOKUPERS - Forum Komunikasi Untuk Perempuan Loro Sae  Updated Nov 9, 2001
    Direktur: Manuela Leong Pereira
    Maksud Umum: Fokupers didirikan pada tahun 1997. Organisasi ini membantu korban politik dan juga memberikan nasihat atau ‘counselling’ dan lain lain kepada perempuan yang menderita sebagai bekas tapol, atau yang menjadikan janda karena perang, atau isteri tapol. Selain dari itu, Fokupers mendorong hak asasi manusia, pada khususnya untuk perempuan, dalam masyarakat setempat.
    Kegiatan Sekarang: * Sudah mengadakan bengkel untuk mendiskusi bagaimana perempuan akan diikuti atau menjadi lebih aktip di masyarakat Timor Loro Sa’e. * Pada saat ini, kami memusatkan perhatian atas latihan ‘trauma counselling’ untuk pekerja Fokupers.
    Contact: Maria ("Micato") Domingas Alves +670(390)321534; Mob: 0418 867 274; fokupers@fokupers.minihub.org
    Address: Rua Governador Celestino da Silva, Farol, Dili, Timor Lorosa’e (via Darwin, Australia)

    English:
    FOKUPERS - the East Timorese Women’s Communication Forum  Updated Nov 15, 2001
    Women's Development and Advocacy Location: Dili, Liquisa, Maliana, Suai
    Director: Manuela Leong Pereira; Staff: five staff and many volunteers
    Fokupers is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)
    General Mission: Fokupers was founded in 1997. It focuses on political victims and gives counselling and other forms of assistance to women victims of violations, including ex political prisoners, war widows and wives of political prisoners. Its mandate also includes promoting women’s human rights among the local population, especially the East Timorese women.
    Historic Achievement: Fokupers, along with other women's organizations, organized the first-ever women's conference in East Timor on November 9 and 10, 1998, and then held a seminar and demonstration in Dili on November 25, 1998, on the international day against violence against women.
    Current Activities: * Conducting workshops discussing ways to enhance or develop further women’s participation in Timorese society. * Focusing on receiving trauma counselling training for their staff in order to provide counsel to women victims. * Supporting women survivors of violence and to end violence against women through advocacy and education. * Community-based local groups in different areas of the country. * Publishing materials.
    Goal: To set up a trauma centre for East Timorese women who need assistance with rehabilitation. Before its offices were destroyed by the Indonesian military and militia in September, 1999, Fokupers was moving away from needing outside help by raising its own funding through sales of books and crafts made by East Timorese women.
    Contact: Maria ("Micato") Domingas Alves +670(390)321534; Mob: 0418 867 274; fokupers@fokupers.minihub.org
    Address: Rua Governador Celestino da Silva, Farol, Dili, Timor Lorosa’e (via Darwin, Australia)

    Bahasa Indonesia:
    Yayasan HAK - Yayasan Hukum, Hak Asasi dan Keadilan
    Diperbarui: 19 Januari, 2002
    Maksud Umum: Yayasan Hak didirikan untuk maksud utama dua: 1. Kerja perkara - mewakili korban dan keluarganya di pengadilan. 2. Sokongan anjuran hak asasi manusia - melaporkan dan menerbitkan informasi mengenai HAM, proses pengadilan.
    Sejarah Pendek: Yayasan Hak adalah yayasan bantuan hukum yang didirikan pada bulan Maret 1997, dan dibiayai oleh empat kelompok. Hak didirikan untuk menyediakan bermacam-macam pelayanan hukum kepada masyarakat Timor Lorosae.
    Alamat: T-091 Gov. Serpa Rosa St., Farol, Dili - Timor Lorosae
    Tetum: Jun 21 2000 Y-HAK: Lopes: Rekonciliasaun Housi Lei Nia Roman  Article http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/earlyhakt.htm
    Address: T-091 Gov. Serpa Rosa St., Farol, Dili, Timor Lorosa’e (via Darwin, Australia)
    Contact: Tel: +670(390)313323 Fax. +670-390-31332
    Email: yayasanhak@minihub.org  Homepage: http://www.yayasanhak.minihub.org/

    English:
    Yayasan HAK - Foundation of Law, Human Rights, and Justice  Updated Jan 19, 2002
    Human Rights, Advocacy and Community Organising
    Yayasan HAK is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)
    General Mission: Yayasan Hak has two primary functions: 1. Casework - representing victims and their families in court 2. Human rights advocacy work - monitoring, reporting and publicising human rights information, litigation
    Short History: Yayasan Hak is a legal aid foundation set up in March 1997, co-funded by four funding agencies. It was established in order to provide a range of legal services for the people of East Timor.
    Sep 3 YHak: Elections in the Context of Nation-Building: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/01sepyhak.htm
    Jul 24 YHak: Serious Concerns re Judicial Independence under UNTAET: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/01julconcerns.htm
    Jun 21 2000 YHak: Reconciliation from a Legal Perspective: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/earlyhak.htm
    Tetum: Jun 21 2000 YHak: Rekonciliasaun Housi Lei Nia Roman  Article http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/earlyhakt.htm
    Address: T-091 Gov. Serpa Rosa St., Farol, Dili, Timor Lorosa’e (via Darwin, Australia)
    Contact: Tel: +670(390)313323 Fax. +670-390-31332
    About Yayasan HAK (English): http://www.yayasanhak.minihub.org/about_us.html#foundation
    Email: yayasanhak@minihub.org  Homepage (Bahasa Indonesia): http://www.yayasanhak.minihub.org/

    Bahasa Indonesia:
    Pusat untuk Perdamaian dan Pembangunan Uskop Belo:
    Kadalak Sulimutuk Institute (KSI) - Lembaga Sungai Mengalir Bersama  Up-dated Jan 22, 2001
    Riset:  (persukuan, pengintegrasian kembali. perselisihan tanah dan pengaruh kebijaksanaan umum). Latihan/Lokakarya.
    Tempatnya: Dili, Aileu, Ermera, Maliana, Same, Ambeno,Viqueque
    Koneksi: Antero Bendito Da Silva, Jl. Bebonok Dili Comoro Dili Timor Lorosae (mob) 0407 186 704

    Bishop Belo’s Center for Peace and Development:
    Kadalak Sulimutuk Institute (KSI) - Streams Flowing Together Institute  Up-dated Oct 27, 2001
    KSI is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)
    Research: (Ethnicity, Reintegration, Land Dispute and Impact Public Policy), Training/Workshop.
    Location: Dili, Aileu, Ermera, Maliana, Same, Ambeno,Viqueque
    Contact: Antero Bendito Da Silva, Jl. Bebonok Dili Comoro Dili Timor Lorosae (mob) 0407 186 704

    Bahasa Indonesia:
    Sahe Institute for Liberation (SIL)  Up-dated June 14, 2001
    Maksud Umum: Mendorong participasi aktif masyarakat Timor Lorosae dalam proses pembangunan ‘Nation State’ lewat diseminasi informasi dan diskusi atau lokakarya.
    Sejarah Pendek: SIL merupakan perubahan nama dari Sahe Study Club (SSC) yang didirikan oleh sejumlah aktivis mahasiswa TL dan aktivis NGO setahun lalu di Jakarta, Indonesia.
    Kegiatan Sekarang lsm dan Kebutuhan Utama: Saat ini SIL menjadi sebuah NGO yang bergerak terutama di bidang pengkajian dan publikasi. Sehingga SIL membutuhkan gedung kantor, dana untuk menjalankan kegiatan.
    Kegiatan Sekarang: 1. Publikasi buletin dan buku 2. Diskusi dan lokakarya 3. Penelitian
    Rencana: Semua kegiatan di atas, menjadi rencana untuk satu tahun periodik.
    Alamat: Sahe Institute for Liberation, C/o. Yayasan HAK - Yayasan Hukum, Hak Asasi dan Keadilan, Dili, ETimor
    Contact: Coordinator of SIL: Aderito de Jesus Soares  Email:  Sahe_Lib@yahoo.com

    English:
    Sah'e Institute for Liberation (SIL)  Up-dated Jun 14, 2001
    Research and Publications, Education and Advocacy on Social, Political, Economic and Cultural rights
    SIL is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)
    General Mission: To support the active participation of the East Timorese community in the process of developing a ‘Nation State’ through the dissemination of information and discussions or seminars.
    Short History: SIL is the transformation of a study group called Sa’he Study Club (SSC) formed by East Timorese student activists and Indonesian pro-democracy activists in 1998 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
    Longer History:
    * The name is in honor of Vicenti Sa’he, a young East Timorese revolutionary fighter who implemented the idea of popular cooperatives and a literacy program inspired by the Paulo Freire’s method. Sa’he was killed by Indonesian military shortly after they invaded East Timor in 1975. SSC is aimed at revitalizing the concept of national liberation among the people of East Timor in the tradition of Sa’he and other martyrs who fought for independence in the 1970s.
    * So far, SSC has published books about Amilcar Cabral, Samora Machel, the East Timorese political party Fretilin, and the East Timorese poet Francisco Borja da Costa. Prior to the ballot, SSC published a critical analysis of Indonesia’s autonomy offer and distributed it as a pamphlet throughout East Timor. The pro-Indonesia newspaper, Suara Timor Timur, devoted 22 straight days of its editorial page to a refutation of our pamphlet.
    * SSC has held weekly seminars since forming, first in Jakarta and then in Dili, until being forced to leave in early September. After the referendum, SSC was reformed and became an institute known as Sahe Institute for Liberation (SIL). Since then, we have published a pamphlet critiquing the World Bank and have coordinated youth projects in community education and organizing.
    Current situation and primary needs: At the moment, SIL is carrying out NGO work primarily in the field of research and publication. SIL needs an office building and funding to carry out its activities.
    Current Activities: 1. Publication of bulletins and books 2. Discussion groups and workshops 3. Research
    Plans: All the above activities, which will be our primary focus for the coming year.
    Address: Sahe Institute for Liberation, C/o. HAK Foundation, Dili, ETimor
    Contact: Coordinator of SIL: Aderito de Jesus Soares  Email: Sahe_Lib@yahoo.com

    Bahasa Indonesia: (English below)
    Dewan Solidaritas Mahasiswa Timor Timur - East Timorese Student Solidarity Council (ETSSC)  Added Mar 8, 2001
    Sejarah Pendek:
    ETSSC didirikan pada bulan Juni 1998, sesudah Suharto turun dari posisinya. Mahasiswa-mahasiswa mengadakan beberapa pertemuan umum, demonstrasi dan dialog, asalnya di Dili dan kemudian di seluruh Timor Loro Sa’e. Sebelum referendum, informasi HAM disebarkan oleh mahasiswa ini, dan mereka menjadi terlibat dalam pendidikan pemberi suara. ETSSC termasuk mahasiswa yang sebelumnya duduk di UNTIM, bersama dengan pelajar dan sarjana.
    Keadaan Sekarang Lsm Dan Kebutuhan Utama:
    ETSSC terletak di Dili, dan ada jaringan yang kuat di seluruh Timor Loro Sa’e. Hubungan di antara cabang-cabang ETSSC (misalnya di antara Baucau dan Dili) memang tak mungkin pada saat ini, karena ETSSC di luar Dili tak ada telepon mobil, dan garis telepon tanah belum didirikan lagi. Peralatan kantor juga diperlukan (misalnya fax, komputer dll).
    Kegiatan Sekarang:
    ETSSC di Dili sudah menulis usulan proyek, judulnya ‘Framework 2000’. Usulan ini termasuk benkel ‘capacity building’ dan kelompok pelajaran masyarakat. Di Baucau dan Viqueque, mahasiswa terlibat dalam membangun kembali SMP dan SMA, dan juga bekerja sebagai guru di SD.
    Rencana:
    Dua anggota ETSSC akan mengunjungi kota Melbourne pada bulan Februari/Maret (berhubungan dengan USET untuk perincian lain). Kemungkinannya bahwa ETSSC akan mendirikan koperasi persahabatan dengan universitas Australia. Salah satu prioritas ETSSC ialah kesempatan untuk menyelesaikan kursusnya yang sudah dimulai di Universitas Indonesia, UNTIM atau tempat lain.

    English:
    Dewan Solidaritas Mahasiswa Timor Timur - East Timorese Student Solidarity Council (ETSSC)  Added Mar 8, 2001
    Civil Society, Culture, Informal Education.
    ETSSC is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)
    Short History:
    ETSSC emerged in June 1998 responding to the window of opportunity for a free East Timor following Suharto’s resignation. Prior to this new period of freedom of speech, students had been organising clandestinely as part of the wider resistance movement. The students organised a series of public meetings, demonstrations and dialogues, originally in Dili and later spreading throughout East Timor. During the lead up to the referendum, the students disseminated information on human rights, and were involved in voter education in all regions of East Timor. The Council includes students who previously attended UNTIM, as well as high school students and academics.
    Current Situation And Three Primary Needs:
    The ETSSC is based in Dili, but has a strong network throughout East Timor. Communication between branches of the ETSSC (eg between Baucau and Dili) is currently impossible, as branches outside Dili have no access to mobile phones, and land-lines have yet to be re-established. General office facilities (such as computer, fax equipment) are desperately needed.
    Current Activities:
    The Dili ETSSC have put together a project proposal entitled ‘Framework 2000’ which provides for capacity building workshops and Community Study Groups. In Baucau and Viqueque the students are involved in rebuilding secondary schools. Members are currently involved in various community activities including teaching in primary schools.
    Plans:
    Two members of the ETSSC will be visiting Melbourne in Feb/March (contact USET for details). Possible friendship unions with Australian universities are being pursued. The ability for ETSSC members to complete university courses begun in Indonesia, UNTIM or elsewhere is a priority.

    Bahasa Indonesia:
    ET-WAVE - Perempuan Timor Loro Sa’e Yang Menentang Kekerasan  Added Mar 20, 2001
    Perempuan Timor Loro Sa’e Yang Menentang Kekerasan, Dan Memajukan Hak2 Anak-Anak (Ex Gertak)
    Maksud Umum: Organisasi ini didirikan untuk memberikan perlindungan dan kesamaan hak terhadap perempuan dan kepedulian terhadap anak.
    Sejarah Pendek: Berdiri dengan nama Gertak pada 25/11/1998. Dalam kurun waktu satu tahun telah melakukan beberapa pekerjaan antara lain: mendata korban kekerasan dan membantu penyelesaian beberapa majalah perempuan.
    Kegiatan Sekarang lsm dan Kebutuhan Utama: Sangat prihatin karena telah kehilangan gedung kantor, alat/peralatan kerja, data dll. Tinggal hanya semangat. Kebutuhan utama adalah: 1. Kantor/tempat kerja 2. Kendaraan 3. Peralatan kerja
    Kegiatan Sekarang: Mendata korban kekerasan dan memberi pertolongan seperti perawatan medis dan mendampingi korban memberikan kesaksian di depan komisi HAM PBB. Selebihnya belum bisa karena kesulitan/keterbatan operasi kami.
    Rencana: Segera turun ke daerah karena banyak perempuan korban kekerasan saat ini yang butuh pertolongan. Di samping itu segera mencari solusi untuk para korban.

    English:
    ET-WAVE - East Timorese Women Against Violence  Added Mar 20, 2001
    East Timorese Women Against Violence, And For The Rights Of Women And Children (Formerly Gertak)
    ET-WAVE is an East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)
    General Mission: ET-WAVE was established to provide protection and equal rights for women, and to care for children.
    Short History: The organisation was originally established under the name Gertak on 25/11/1998. Over the past year it has undertaken several projects, including data collection from victims of violence, and has assisted in the organisation of several women’s magazines.
    Current situation and primary needs: Our main concern is that we have lost our office building, office equipment, data and so on. We are surviving only on enthusiasm. Our primary needs are: 1. An office/place of work 2. Vehicles 3. Office equipment
    Current Activities: Collecting data from victims of violence and offering assistance, such as medical nursing. Also, assisting victims in giving evidence before the UN Commission on Human Rights. Beyond this we are constrained by operational difficulties.
    Plans: To begin immediate work on the ground, as so many women who are victims of violence need urgent help and to immediately seek solutions for the victims.

    Bahasa Indonesia:
    Yayasan Timor Nabilan (YATINA) - Shine Timor Foundation  Up-dated Oct 27, 2001
    Maksud Umum: Pada tahap I Yatina berpartisipati aktif dalam program pemerintah yang berkaitan dengan kepentingan dan kesejahteraan rakyat. Pada tahap II, ikut ambil bagian dalam pengelolaan potensi ekonomi guna menciptakan lapangan kerja dan peningkatan kesejahteraan masyarakat.
    Sejarah Pendek: YATINA didirikan pada tanggal 30 Januari 1999 atas inisiatif sarjana, untuk mengambil bagian dalam usaha swasta. Mengingat perubahan status Timor Leste maka tahap masa transisi Yatina ingin terlibat dalam program Pemerintah.
    Kegiatan Sekarang lsm dan Kebutuhan Utama: Semakin banyak LSM memang itu bagus, tetapi kebutuhan utama: 1. Belum tersediaannya dana operational untuk realisasi program 2. Mengatasi kondisi rakyat yang menghadapi sulit 3. Mempersiapkan SDM dan pembangunan swasta, sosial, HAM, lebih penting kebutuhan fasilitas transportasi, dana operasional dan anggaran kebutuhan organisasi.
    Kegiatan Sekarang: Pemerataan distribusi, pengembalian mental rakyat, rehabilitas sarana dan prasarana, ketersediaan semboko dan barang kebutuhan lainnya, dan peningkatan produks pangan.
    Rencana: Persiapan program, kerja dan anggaran untuk merealisasikan kegiatan sekarang termasuk mencari sponsor milik mendukung masalah pendanaan.
    Alamat (Mar 2000): Mrs Geborah di belakang SMKK Becora, Jln STM, Dili Timur
    Contact: East Timor: Filipe da Silva, Asrama Gereja Geborah, Bekora, Depan STM Bekora, Jl. STM Bekora
    Indonesia: Sister Avelina Simbolon, SUSTERAN FCJM (SUMUT) Jl Viyata Yudha-Bah Kapul, Pematang Siantar 21139 SUMUT

    English:
    Yayasan Timor Nabilan (YATINA) - Shine Timor Foundation  Up-dated Oct 27, 2001
    YATINA is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)
    General Mission: Yatina aims to develop East Timor’s economic potential by creating employment.
    Short History: Yatina was established on 30 January 1999 on the initiative of academics, to take part in private enterprise. Considering the change in East Timor’s status and its transition to independence, Yatina wishes to be involved in government
    programs.
    Current situation and primary needs: The situation of NGOs is improving, but our primary needs are: 1. Operational funds 2. Transport facilities 3. Human resources and private development
    Current Activities: Agriculture, non-formal education (English, Portuguese and computer) and emergency services including social rehabilitation, provision of tools and basic foodstuffs and other goods.
    Plans: The preparation of programs and budgets to realise our current activities, including finding a sponsor who can support us with funds.
    Location (Mar 2000): Home of Mrs Geborah behind the Becora SMKK, Jl STM, East Dili
    Contact: East Timor: Filipe da Silva, Asrama Gereja Geborah, Bekora, Depan STM Bekora, Jl. STM Bekora
    Indonesia: Sister Avelina Simbolon, SUSTERAN FCJM (SUMUT) Jl Viyata Yudha-Bah Kapul, Pematang Siantar 21139 SUMUT

    RENETIL: Resistencia Nacional Dos Estudantes De Timor Leste  Added Sep 3, 2001
    RENETIL is a youth and student organization that has been involved in the struggle for freedom since 1988. It began as an organization of East Timorese students attending universities in Java and its work organizing the resistance there led to many of its leaders being jailed during the Indonesian period. It is now working to secure a democratic future for East Timor through participation in the election process and other nation building programs.
    Headquarters: Rua Gov. Serpa Rosa, Farol - Dili, East Timor; Mob. 0418805446 / 0409612017
    Email: renetil88@yahoo.com

    Bahasa Indonesia:
    Caritas Dili East Timor  Added Mar 24, 2001
    Maksud Umum: Salah satu organisasi gereja yang bergerak di bidang berperikemanusiaan dan perkembangan.
    Sejarah Pendek: Caritas East Timor telah dibentuk pada tahun 1977, dan direorganisasi pada tahun 1991 dan diakui secara nasional pada tanggal 25 Juli 1999 dari Caritas Internationalis.
    Kegiatan Sekarang lsm dan Kebutuhan Utama: Masih dalam tahap reparasi umum antara lain: 1. Menyebaikan fasilitas kantor 2. Menyediakan bantuan darurat 3. Memberikan penuntuk kepada masyarakat untuk menerima bantuan di NGOs Internasional
    Kegiatan Sekarang: 1. Perkembangan desa 2. Program kesehatan (TB program nasional) 3. Bantuan darurat 4. Pemberian nasihat trauma (program baru)
    Rencana: Rencana pembentukan Caritas Nasional dan pemekaran program CET dan menyedarkan program-program ini ke parisi-parisi dan mempersiapkan Caritas level/tingkat Parisi. Caritas juga akan menyelidiki pelanggaran HAK di Timor Loro Sa’e sejak tahun 1975.
    Email: director@cet.tp  Situs-Web: http://www.cet.tp/mainpage.htm

    English:
    Caritas Dili East Timor  Added Mar 24, 2001
    Mission: To promote true and just human development based on the spirit of the Gospel and the social teachings of the Catholic Church, and by doing so to serve those people in need.
    Vision: To provide a holistic service to Timorese people which enables them to maximise their human potential.

    Short History: Caritas East Timor was established in 1976, restructured in 1991, and recognised as an official national body on 25 July 1999 by Caritas International.
    Long History:
  • Caritas Dili is an organization established in 1976 with the name of DELSOS (Delagatus Sosial) and under the Dili Diocesian Social Commission. It was originally an emergency body established to respond to the needs of the victims of civil war, of the Indonesian invasion, famine and continuing political conflict.
  • Delsos was reorganised in 1991 with a new spirit to start, and develop, a just, fraternal, and social economic development process. Delsos was also made responsible for the formation of community leaders in the Parishes who would be given a firm basis in Christian social teaching. It was designed that through DELSOS the Church in East Timor would help create a new Christian social ethos based on Liberty, Justice, and Peace.
  • In the year 1996 the name of Delsos was changed to Caritas Dili. This change of name is intended to bring Caritas Dili into a wider family of agencies in the international Church, giving it a broader perspective, giving it a universal vision, and preparing it to become a member of appropriate international bodies. It is also intended that this identification of Caritas Dili will assist it in establishing close cooperation with the other partners in social action both in the Church and Government.
  • Current situation and primary needs: Caritas East Timor is still in need of general reconstruction assistance including: 1. Preparation of office facilities 2. Providing emergency aid 3. Offering advice and assistance to communities receiving aid from international NGOs.
    Current Activities: 1. Rural development 2. Health care programs (national TB program) 3. Emergency relief 4. Trauma counselling (new program)
    Plans: We plan to develop Caritas National as a national organisation by making parishes aware of its program and stabilising Caritas on the parish level.
    Email: director@cet.tp  Homepage: http://www.cet.tp/mainpage.htm

    Bahasa Indonesia:
    Comissão Justiça E Paz Diocese De Dili (CJP) / Justice And Peace Commission of Diocese Dili (JPC)  Added Mar 19, 2001
    Maksud Umum: CJP didirikan dengan maksud mempromosikan perdamaian, keadilan dan hak-hak serta martabat manusia.
    Sejarah Pendek: CJP didirikan oleh Uskup Belo pada bulan Maret 1995.
    Kegiatan Sekarang lsm dan Kebutuhan Utama: Sedang dalam keadaan penataan kembali akibat tragedi September 1999. Tiga kebutuhan utama: 1. Transportasi 2. Komunikasi 3. Administrasi
    Kegiatan Sekarang: Pendataan dan rekonsiliasi.
    Rencana: Mempromosikan perdamaian, keadilan, hak asasi manusia, rekonsiliasi, serta kesejahteraan masyarakat Timor Loro Sa’e.

    English:
    Justice And Peace Commission of Diocese Dili (JPC) / Comissão Justiça E Paz Diocese De Dili (CJP)  Updated Mar 20, 2001
    Human rights advocacy in every parish in Dili Diocese
    CJP is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)
    General Mission: CJP was established to promote peace, justice and human rights in East Timor.
    Short History: CJP was established by Bishop Belo in March 1995.
    Current situation and primary needs: CJP is currently in the process of restructuring following the tragedy of September 1999. Three primary needs are: 1. Transportation 2. Communication 3. Administration
    Current Activities: Data collection and reconciliation.
    Plans: To promote peace, justice, human rights, reconciliation and the prosperity of the East Timorese people.

    Bahasa Indonesia:
    Policlinica PAS (Pronto Atu Serbi - Ready to Work)  Added Mar 17, 2001
    Maksud Umum: Untuk menguatuan ketrampilan para kaum awam dalam melayani sesama dan menguatuan kesejahteran masyarakat di pedesaan.
    Sejarah Pendek: Kami berdiri/berkarya pada 1996 dengan hasil karyanya sendiri dan sekarang sudah bekerja sama dengan beberapa NGO.
    Kegiatan Sekarang lsm dan Kebutuhan Utama: Keadaan sekarang tetap berjalan terutama dalam kesehatan. Kebutuhan utama adalah: 1. Obat-obatan 2. Makanan 3. Dana untuk mengerehabilitakan semua para fasilitas.
    Kegiatan Sekarang: Kesehatan; pertanian; peternakan; penjahitan.
    Rencana: Semua kegiatan yang kami belum jalankan, akan kami jalankan pada bulan Desember dan Januari  [2001?].

    English:
    Policlinica PAS (Pronto Atu Serbi - Ready to Work)  Added Mar 17, 2001
    Agriculture, Health, Cattle Farming, Sewing (Haberdashery)
    Policlinica PAS is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)
    General Mission: To assist the welfare of rural communities by working with the people to stregthen their skills.
    Short History: We were established in 1996 on our own initiative. We are working in cooperation with other NGOs.
    Current situation and primary needs: Our primary needs are: 1. Medicine 2. Food 3. Funds to reconstruct all of our facilities
    Current Activities: Health; farming; animal husbandry; sewing.
    Plans: We hope to be fully operational by December/January [2001?].

    Peoples Economic Development Centre  Added Mar 17, 2001
    Centro Do Desenlvolvimento da Economica Popular (CDEP)
    Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Small Industry, Advocacy
    CDEP is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)

    Bahasa Indonesia:
    OPMT: Organizacao Popular de Mulher Timor / The Popular Organisation of East Timorese Women  Updated Sep 3, 2001
    Sejarah Pendek: Organisasi ini muncul pada tahun 1975 begerak di bidang sosial dan emansipasi perempuan Timor di segala aspek eksistensinya sesuai dengan evolusi perang di Timur Timor.
    Kegiatan Sekarang lsm dan Kebutuhan Utama: Kebutuhan sekarang adalah mengadakan aksi sosial seperti memberikan bantuan kepada yang membutuhan.
    Kegiatan Sekarang: Aksi sosial (periodik).
    Rencana: Akan mengadakan kegiatan di tiga kabupaten.
    português língua: http://www.geocities.com/alextilman/conferences.html

    Portuguese:
    25-27 de Maio de 2000 Mini-Conferência Da OPMT, Dili  Link to documents added Sep 6, 2001
    " ... A  Mini-Conferência da OPMT, reunida de 25 a 27 de Maio do ano 2000, considerando os vários entraves sócio-culturais a emancipação da mulher, dentre os quais, se destacam o elevado grau de analfabetismo e a dominância dos valores patriarcais da sociedade timorense, decidiu propor a UNTAET:
    - Para que crie mecanismos rápidos de alfabetização das mulheres. Saliente-se que numa população de aproximadamente 800 000 habitantes, 63% são mulheres. Desta percentagem da mulher, 64% é iletrada;
    - Para que conceda facilidades de treino e formação técnico-profissional às mulheres da OPMT e, em particular, as viúvas de guerra;
    - Para que conceda recursos e meios que permitam a OPMT educar e mobilizar a comunidade, a juventude e o homem na defesa dos direitos humanos da mulher;
    - Para que introduza leis específicas na Constituição que protejam os direitos da mulher;
    - Para que crie os mecanismos que promovam a criação de centros de apoio às vítimas de violência doméstica .... " OPMT: Organizacao Popular de Mulher Timor
    português língua: http://www.geocities.com/alextilman/conferences.html

    English:
    OPMT: The Popular Organisation of East Timorese Women / Organizacao Popular de Mulher Timor  Updated Sep 3, 2001
    Women's Issues
    OPMT is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)
    Short History: OPMT (FRETILIN's women's organisation) emerged in 1975, to promote the emancipation of women in all aspects of life, appropriate to their evolving role in East Timor. As an East Timorese women's organisation OPMT has been dealing with the impact of Indonesian rule that has dominated their lives for the past 25 years culminating in the violence around the UN sponsored Popular Consultations in 1999. It is these women who have been dealing with those who have been severely psychologically and/or physically traumatised. They have been helping address the needs of women who are the main carers of children (many of whom are orphans), the injured, sick and the elderly.
    Current situation and primary needs: OPMT emerged from their clandestine existence at the FRETILIN Conference in Dili in May 2000. OPMT's current needs include the general need for social action such as giving assistance to those who need it.
    Current Activities: Social action (periodic). Also: OPMT Sewing Program in Timor Loro Sa'e & OPMT English Language Program
    Plans: OPMT plans to undertake activities in three districts. OPMT has a vision for how the new country can support the people's needs.
    português língua: http://www.geocities.com/alextilman/conferences.html

    Timor Aid, also known as Timor Aid-Tulun Rai Timor  Updated July 25, 2001
    Timor Aid is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO).  TA is also an ACFOA member and as such adheres to a Code of Conduct.
    TA is an aid organization founded by East Timorese, whose seat is in Dili. It provides relief, reconstruction and development aid to the people of East Timor. Besides relief and reconstruction work during the current emergency, Timor Aid also engages in long term development projects mainly in the areas of health, education, human resource development, the advancement of women, and income generation. TA is the aid and development arm of ETISC.
    Homepage:  http://www.timoraid.org/  Contacting Timor Aid:  http://www.timoraid.org/html/contact.htm

    Organizacao Mulher Timor (OMT)  Added Mar 20, 2001
    Agriculture, Education, Health, Livestock, Orphans.
    OMT is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)


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