Belita 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.
Dili, 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.
Dili – 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.