This case study examines the operation of Fatin Hakmatek (FH) (safe house), managed by PRADET (Psychosocial Recovery and Development in East Timor) in Timor-Leste. PRADET, through the Fatin Hakmatek, provide a unique context-sensitive, multi-disciplinary service, co-located in the grounds of referral hospitals that responds to the needs of women, children, and men experiencing domestic, physical and sexual violence in Timor-Leste.
Community education activity about Use and Abuse of Alcohol and Drugs in Timor Leste The increasing use and abuse of alcohol, the recent publicity about the arrest of people accused of smuggling drugs into TL and the existence of organized drug trafficking networks in TL raises many questions about the resources and services available to combat these serious problems....read the full article by clicking on the link above.
Visit of Governor-General of Australia, May 2012
PRADET was honoured in May 2012 with the visit of the Governor General of Australia, Quentin Bryce. In the background is the Director of PRADET, Mr Manuel Dos Santos.
In July 2010 PRADET negotiated accreditation with the East Timor Government - Ministry of Health, Institute of Health Sciences, to run a training program for health workers to perform medical forensic examination of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, using a medical forensic protocol produced by PRADET. The protocol is written in three languages, Tetum, English and Portugese and is one document only, providing capacity to document injuries and other evidence for adults and children, female and male. This provides important evidence for a potential court case. The training is in three parts and trainees must have a minimum of five years experience in the field as a doctor and/or midwife. The three parts consist of
five days theory
one week practicum in Fatin Hakmaktek
follow up workshop at each of the referral hospitals
This is a very significant acknowledgement from government to support PRADET.