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Ana Paula Maia Santos
Ana Paula is a member of FOKUPERS, a national women’s organization working for women’s rights based in Dili, Timor-Leste. FOKUPERS provides counseling and shelter for women victims of violence and day care for children. Prior to her current position, Ms. Paula worked as a Consultant for a UNDP Timor-Leste Gender Project. In this role she provided UNDP with a Socio-economic and Gender Baseline Study of two districts that are considered the poorest districts in Timor-Leste. Ms. Paula has over 9 years of experience working in the field of women’s rights. She has been working with women victims of violence and has two years of experience working with the Timor-Leste Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Ms. Paula holds a BA in Women’s Studies from the University of Hawaii, United States of America, and a Diploma in Economic Management from the University of Jember, Indonesia.