Addressing violence against women in Timor-Leste: Collaboration and diverse research outputs to support meaningful change

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A Judith Lumley Centre lunchtime seminar with Dr Kayli Wild, Guilhermina (Amina) de Araujo and Dr Lidia Gomes

Wednesday 02 June 2021 12:30 pm until Wednesday 02 June 2021 01:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Judith Lumley Centre
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Dr Kayli Wild, Guilhermina (Amina) de Araujo and Dr Lidia Gomes
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This seminar will examine our body of work on addressing violence against women in Timor-Leste, and the collaboration and alliances required to amplify research into outputs that are meaningful in the local context. We will discuss our engagement and dissemination strategies and brainstorm ways to demonstrate impact, particularly in relation to grant writing and future career development.

Dr Kayli Wild is a Senior Research Fellow with Judith Lumley Centre and Institute for Human Security and Social Change. She has a background in medical anthropology and her main area of research has been at the intersection of culture, politics and health systems. Kayli currently holds a post-doctoral fellowship to support health system responses to violence against women in Timor-Leste.

Guilhermina (Amina) de Araujo is a researcher, Honorary Fellow at La Trobe University, and Australian Award alumni with a degree in community development. She has expertise in qualitative research, especially interviews with vulnerable people, as well as experience in developing creative research outputs using film and participant narratives. Amina is a passionate woman's rights advocate and is interested in doing research to inform policy in Timor-Leste.

Dr Lidia Gomes is a midwifery educator, researcher and the Pro-rector for International Cooperation at the National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL). Since 2016, Dr Lidia has been co-investigator on our research supporting the health system response to violence against women. Together with collaborators, she was instrumental in the Timorese adaptation, piloting and evaluation of the World Health Organisation (WHO) curriculum for health providers caring for women subjected to violence.

Time and venue

2 June 2021
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Judith Lumley Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University


The Judith Lumley Centre holds open lunchtime seminars on the first Wednesday of every month from February to December from 12.30 - 1.30 pm and also extra seminars at different times. These seminars showcase the work of national and international academics/researchers.
Our lunchtime seminars are free and open to all. They are delivered in accessible academic language and members of the wider community are welcome to attend.

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