The Alola Foundation's work also includes extensive research on issues relevant to women's health, gender equality and gender rights, peacebuilding and cultural preservation. Many of our staff are well-trained researchers who collaborate with other NGOs and government agencies in the production of high-quality reports. To ensure the quality of our work, we also conduct independent evaluations of some of our programs.
Alola Foundation Annual Report 2009
The District Support Worker evaluation report was conducted in 2009 by a consultant to review the effectiveness, impact and sustainability of interventions to date and provide the Alola Foundation with reccomendations.
Unsafe abortion is the third largest cause of death during pregnancy globally and contributes to deaths and serious ilness in Timor-Leste. This study is a situational analysis of the quality of treatment and preventative care available to women with unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions in Timor-Leste. It examines the testimonies of women, doctors, nurses, priests, nuns, judges, prosecutors and lawyers and a variety of other key people with direct experience of unwanted pregnancy or unsafe abortion and reviews of current literature, policies and legal context.
Yayasan Pecinta Budaya Bebali (YPBB), Threads of Life (TOL) and Esperanza Timor-Leste which all focus on economic development through communiy-based revival of the traditional textile arts, have been trying to establish a working relationship between the networks of weavers that they served since 2006. Although political problems and social unrest in Timor-Leste have disrupted this process, YPBB/TOL and Esperanza continue to seek deeper ties due to the logic of reconnecting Indonesian and Timor-Leste weavers from closely related cultural, ethnic and language groups, and the opportunity to participate in building peace and reconciliation between Indonesia and Timor-Leste. For ten days in May 2009, two YPBB staff and three TOL staff visited textiles weaving groups in Lautem, Baucau, and Bobonaro along with a visit to basket makers in Liquica and Lautem to make an initial assessment and to plan future collaborations. This report focuses on that visit and YPBB's observations and recommendations.
Between March and June 2004, Alola conducted an Anti-trafficking for Sexual Exploitation Needs Assessment in Timor-Leste. The objective of this study was to analyze the situation and assess the needs of trafficking victims, to uncover the scope of trafficking operations and to evaluate the political, legal, cultural, and social context of prostitution and the efforts to combat trafficking. The assessment team surveyed 42 sex workers. In addition, the tram contacted over 400 other sources to complement and confirm the data obtained from the sex workers themselves.
2nd International Women for Peace Conference, Dili, Timor-Leste 2009 - Narrative Report for Norwegian Embassy
External Evaluation of Alola's Scholarship Program - Alola Scholarship Report
Report of Strategic Planning for 2010 - Alola Strategic Planning Report