Our Stories

  •   Sport Activity for Conflict Prevention and Peace BuildingSport Activity for Conflict Prevention and Peace Building

  • Community Dialogue Moves People to Tears and ActionCommunity Dialogue Moves People to Tears and ActionBelita dos Santos soft brown eyes swelled with tears as she watched a man shove and scream at his wife and beat his daughter. Having drunk away the family’s money, he had been unable to pay for the young girl’s schooling, which was an ongoing source of conflict in their house. Now he’d learned his daughter was pregnant and in a rage he’d taken a log to her back.

  • Community seals deal to halt conflict Community seals deal to halt conflictLong running violence in a rural village ended yesterday with a dance, a prayer, a speech, and the sacrifice of a goat and a pig.

  • DPBSC provided Conflict Sensitivity Training to Community Leaders in Sub District Manatuto, District ManatutoDPBSC provided Conflict Sensitivity Training to Community Leaders in Sub District Manatuto, District ManatutoDili, 13-15 October 2015, As part of efforts to strengthen peace and social cohesion in Timor-Leste, the Ministry of Social Solidarity through its Department of Peace building and Social Cohesion provided training on Conflict Sensitivity to community leaders at MSS Office Manatuto.

  • Forum Theatre Helps Move Communities from Conflict to ConversationForum Theatre Helps Move Communities from Conflict to ConversationParticipatory Forum Theatre is an innovative method of channeling socio-economic and political frustrations into non-violent communications to help diffuse tensions and prevent conflict.

  • Our StoriesOur StoriesDili – More than 400 local athletes and spectators from Rai-Nain in the Bairo-Pite suco, Dili, gathered on the local football court today for the closing ceremonies of the Game for Peace, a community event intended to encourage peace and unity. The month-long competition was sponsored by the Department of Peace Building and Social Cohesion (DPBSC) of the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MSS) as part of its ongoing efforts to maintain peace in the once troubled aldeia.

  • Rope pump brings water to people of Duyung Rope pump brings water to people of DuyungInstalling a simple rope pump for the people of Duyung has diffused tensions over access to water.

  • Traditional ceremony helps establish peace in troubled villages Traditional ceremony helps establish peace in troubled villagesA traditional conflict resolution ceremony brings together representatives from six villages, to solve a year-old conflict.