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Maria Agnes Bere
Maria Agnes Bere is a lawyer currently working for the Administration of Justice Support Unit at United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) as a National Judicial Affairs Officer. Her responsibilities in this capacity include carrying out activities surrounding women and justice issues. She also supports and advises the East Timorese Lawyer Association through a Women’s Committee, aiming to increase the number of female lawyers to become legal practitioners. Ms. Bere also provides technical support for the implementation of the Law Against Domestic Violence. She has 8 years of experience working in the field of women’s rights and justice issues within non-government organizations and the United Nations (UN). Ms. Bere graduated from the Nusa Cendana University of Kupang- Indonesia in 2003 with Bachelor of Law.