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20 Years Anniversary of Popular Consultation: Strengthening Solidarity for Justice and Peace

20 years ago the people of Timor-Leste voted overwhelmingly to achieve independence. This event is looking to re-energizing the spirit of solidarity, exchanging strategies, and reinforcing global advocacy to ensure that governments respect and meet the basic human rights of all people, especially the most vulnerable. Monika Schlicher (Stiftung Asienhaus) will attend the conference and take part in a panel on impunity and forced disappearances.

People’s Committee for 20 Years Anniversary of Popular Consultation National Secretariat:

La’o Hamutuk - Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis, Rua Dom Alberto Ricardo, Bebora, Dili, Timor-Leste

Tel: +670-3321040 or +670-77234330 (mobile) email: laohamutuk(at)gmail.com, Website: www.laohamutuk.org

Dili, 26 July 2019

Terms of Reference

Twenty years ago, with your help, the people of Timor-Leste voted overwhelmingly to achieve our independence. We are now a proud, democratic, sovereign nation, wrestling with the political, economic, social and environmental problems that confront people the world over. But we have power to find and implement our own solutions.
In 2009, La’o Hamutuk and other civil society organizations organized an international conference, exhibition and other events to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our independence referendum. This year, on August 30, will mark 20 years since our liberation.

Therefore, we would like to invite you, as a participant in the international solidarity network, to join us in Timor-Leste for a three-day conference on 28-30 of August this year.

The main theme for the 20th anniversary is “Strengthen solidarity for self-determination and social justice.” We are looking to re-energizing the spirit of solidarity, exchanging strategies with fellow activists on challenging governments who repress their people, strengthening networks to fight against impunity, and reinforcing global advocacy to ensure that governments respect and meet the basic human rights of all people, especially the most vulnerable. In addition, we will highlight self- determination for the people of West Papua and Western Sahara, Palestine, Police Brutality. We also want to discuss and share experiences on mining and the oil industry, so that Timor-Leste can avoid repeating the mistakes of other countries as our leaders carelessly rush to deepen our extractive dependency while neglecting sustainable development.

We are attaching a tentative program. As the time gets closer, we will provide a more specific agenda – please share your thoughts with us about activities and issues you would like us to include.

Although we don’t have funding for international travel, the organizing committee in Timor-Leste is happy to help arrange places to stay with local Timorese and international activists who are living in Dili. Please start to plan your travel soon, and let us know when you are coming and whether you would like to organize housing.


  • To learn from each participating organization regarding good practices and experiences regarding change in policies to achieve a human rights for the vulnerable ones.
  • To organize and enforced solidarity network national and international
  • to strengthen the service link in order to create human rights network without border.
  • To plant the seed of solidarity and voluntarism to the young ones to continue to promote Human Rights

Organizing Committee

  • NGO-La’o Hamutuk- Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis
    FONGTIL- NGO Forum Timor-Leste.
    NGO-JSMP – Judicial System Monitoring Program.
    NGO-HAK Association.
    FOKUPERS - Forum Komunikasi Perempuan Timor-Leste (Forum Communicating for Women of Timor-Leste).
    NGO-KSI - Kdadalak Sulimutuk Institute.
    NGO-ACbit - Asosiasaun Chega Ba Ita. (Women survivors NGO).
    Grupu Feminista – Feminist Movement Timor-Leste
    Movimentu Letras – Local library movement.
    Movimentu Universitariu

Programs and Activities

The preliminary agenda for the programs and activities including national and international solidarity guest speaker which will invite to participate in the three days human rights festival (please see agenda and maps for your information)


Description of Activities




Day 1

Wednesday, 27 August


  • TOUR for former and new international solidarity activists to the historical landmarks in

  1. Dili: CNC, Museum Resistencia, Marabia, Carascalao residence and Santa Cruz Cemetery.

09:00 -12:30


Meet in HAK at
8.30 to be set for transportation.


  • Lunch will be prepared by the ACbit team

12:30 – 13: 15

Han iha dalan


2. Liquica: Visit to Veteran Kasian’s school and Local Clinic which runs by mana Lu.

13: 20 – 17:30


Day 2, 28. August 2019


Main event 1

Opening ceremony

  • Dr. Jose Ramos Horta dere babadok ba abertura

  • MC- Berta Antonieta

  • Moderador  Mica Barreto

1. Mana Lu, Church mission in social transformation (15 mins)
2. John Miller ETAN –(15 mins)
3. Papang Hidayat Amnesty International – (15 mins)
4. Pedro Pinto Leite - International Platform of Jurists for East Timor (IPJET) – (15 mins)
Maximum 15 mins extra for
questions and answers.


Main Event 2

Economic, Social and Cultural Justice

Consequences of mining and extractive industries development

Moderator: Edio Guterres
1. Bang Samoro - Miclas APSET from the Philippine (15 mins)
2. Access to the basic service water and sanitation (HAK)
3. Food sovereignty and agriculture reform (PERMATIL+ KSI (15 mins)
15mins for questions and answers


Site Events ( after lunch)

Impunity and Forced disappearances

Moderator: Ana Paula, JSMP

  1. Monika Schlicher - Asia House Foundation (Stiftung Asienhaus, Germany)

  2. Sisto Lannara (HAK - Association)

  3. Manuela Leong - (ACbit)

Site event

Migrant workers and domestic workers

  1. Moderator: Fernando da Costa

    1. Elizabet Araujo, Apheda Timor- Leste
    2. Bree Ahreen, La’o Hamutuk
    3. Almerio Vila Nova SJTTL.
    4. SEPFOPESEPFOPE - Sekretariadu Public Relations


Site Event

Economic, Social and Cultural Justice (Juvinal)

Consequences of mining and extractive industries development

  1. WALHI, Indonesia - Lucio Oxam will be contact

  2. FONGTIL + CGT (Social Audit in Timor-Leste)- Confirm

  3. Sunrise and Tasi Mane project, La’o Hamutuk - Febe Gomes


Site event 

Solidarity and Self-determination focusing on vulnerable groups (West Papua, Palestine, Timor-Leste, LGBTQ, Feminist Movement, Western Sahara, Rohingya and Bangsa Moro)

Moderator: Celestino Gusmão
1. Patrick Earl– Diplomacy Training Programs
2. Bella Galhos
3. Nugroho Kadjasungkana (FORTILOS)
4. Zelda, Independent Activists Indigenous and Extractive industries.



9:00 – 9.15










9.15 – 10.15




10: 30 – 11.30












2pm -5pm


Yayasan HAK




Jardim Borja, Fokupers, Luta Hamutuk, and HAK

Day 3

March and Festival of art, music and food + music



  1. March in front of Embassies (USA, Australia, Indonesia, Portugal, etc) – Posters logistics, spanduk, t-shirt and others

  2. Release joint statement

  1. Concert: Clamar, Iksan (Skuter), Sisir Tanah (Danto), from Indonesia and some others Musician from TL.rt, , Food and Art Festival









6pm till end

Borja da Paz

Note: During the Conference we also organized popular expo in the conference site, so
everyone can enjoy and buy local food which they prepared.

A Luta Continua,

Berta Antonieta

Representing Organizing Committee


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