Forum Komunikasaun Ba Feto Timor Loro Sa'e (FOKUPERS)
FOKUPERS was established in 1997 to address gender based violence and human rights violations against women and children, particularly those committed at the time of the Indonesian occupation of Timor Leste.
Today, this community based not-for-profit organisation has been operating for almost twenty years and has expanded its service delivery to include victim services, non-gender based early childhood education, advocacy, and the empowerment of women - both in the community and in Timor Leste as a nation.
This work is supported through the involvement of thirty one community based women’s groups in eight municipalities. It incorporates the operation of shelters, creches, legal support, training and development, economic empowerment, and community awareness raising.
FOKUPERS' mission is to end violence, starting from individuals and moving to an institutional level, through the movement to empower women in all aspects with integrated services, so that women and men are aware, understand, and have the skills to overcome the problems of injustice and gender inequality.