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The HIV stigma index, developed by the Global Network of Positive People (GNP+), has been used as an instrument to research HIV-related stigma and discrimination in 90 countries around the world. This is the first piece of in-depth research on the experiences of PLWH in Timor-Leste. The numbers interviewed compared to the number of known diagnosis of HIV in Timor-Leste shows that information has been gathered from a significant proportion of those living with HIV in Timor-Leste.

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Remarkable gains have been made in sexual and reproductive health and rights since 1969, when UNFPA was established.
But despite progress, hundreds of millions of women today still face economic, social, institutional and other barriers that prevent them from making their own decisions about whether, when, how often and with whom to become pregnant.
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This analytical report on housing characteristics and amenities presents data from the 2015 Population and
Housing Census covering approximately 205,000 private households in Timor-Leste. The report explores general
demographic characteristics, female headed households, construction materials used for walls, floors and roof,
fuels used for cooking and lighting, as well as access to drinking water and sanitation. These indicators, when
compared over time, allow for measuring progress towards improving the living conditions of the population, as
well as towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations in 2015.

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Nearly everywhere in the world, fertility levels have declined with economic and social development, and the resulting changes in population age structure have provided a kick-start for economic growth, known as the “demographic dividend”.

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This report provides an analysis of the agricultural data derived from the 2015 Timor-Leste National Population and Housing Census (NPHC) (hereafter referred to as the Census), which was conducted 11th – 12th July 2015.

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Since the previous Census in 2010, good progress has been made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, especially regarding urban water supply and sanitation. 91% of households in urban areas have access to an improved water source.

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Gender equality is an enabler for achieving sustainable development in Timor-Leste. Recognized in the National Strategic Development Plan and overseen by the national women’s machinery – the Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEI) – achieving gender equality is the responsibility of all government agencies and development partners.

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The census provides detailed information on the economic characteristics of the working age population including employment and unemployment, status in employment, industry and occupation. The 2015 Census data are compared with the corresponding data from the 2010 Census to provide information on the labour force trends.

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The population and housing census is a valuable source of data on the people of Timor-Leste, their age, sex, education level, living conditions, and how they are contributing to the economy through paid and unpaid work. As the census collects information on every person in the country, it provides an opportunity for deeper analysis of small groups and areas, including young people.

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The singulate mean age at marriage increased from 25.8 years to 26.7 years between the 2010 and 2015 Censuses. The values were lower for females (25 years) than males (28.4 years) in the 2015 Census, but the male-female gap decreased from 4.2 years to 3.4 years between the 2004 and 2015 Censuses, demonstrating reducing gender disparities.

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