Approved in April 2017, this policy defines the main approach of the Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) on how to address gender issues in the actions. The policy was established based on the CVTL’s needs for taking part and ensuring that the gender differences are taken into account and dealt with in relation to core programs as defined in the CVTL’s 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, such as disaster relief, disaster preparedness, health and promotion of humanitarian values.


The policy sets out that a gender perspective is required to ensure that men’s and women’s specific needs, vulnerabilities and capacities (set in the broader context of class, ethnicity, race and religion) are recognized and addressed. It further delineates CVTL’s commitments, actions and responsibilities.

Usage: Guidance for implementation

Audience: National Society staff and volunteers


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