Timor-Leste Study Tour
Kirsty Sword Gusmão, freedom fighter, wife of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão, and founder of the Alola Foundation invited Lesley McFarlane AM and Treasurer of AWE, to bring a delegation to Timor-Leste. In September 2009, AWE delegates visited people and places to learn about current education and training programs, and particularly issues for women and girls. They considered how AWE and its members might become involved in supporting East Timorese educators, especially in their efforts regarding education for women and to achieve greater gender equality as they rebuild this fledgling nation.
Read more about the study tour in the special issue of Redress (April 2010).