EWER: Situation Review August 2017
In August, Belun's Early Warning, Early Response (EWER) system continued monitoring for violent incidents and changes to the security situation in Timor-Leste. Field monitors recorded 70 incidents, a significant reduction on the monthly average of 132. However, one serious incident occurred in Dili following a demonstration outside parliament where 7 people were injured, 12 cars were destroyed by stones, 13 students were arrested and tear gas was used by police officers. Data also showed 3 violent incidents related to MAGs, including one involving a government official. For more details and a statistical breakdown of all incidents recorded in August, please read the Full Situation Review.
EWER Press Release: Key project supporting Belun’s EWER system, Civil Society Monitoring of Security Sector Development (CSM-SSD) as funded by USAID, to close
A key program supporting Timor-Leste’s Early Warning, Early Warning (EWER) system will close next week on 12 September. Through USAID’s CSM-SSD program, Belun’s Early Warning, Early Response (EWER) system ran from 13 September 2013 - 12 September 2016. Belun worked in partnership with Fundasaun Mahein to monitor for violent incidents and changes to human security. The project was extended by one year for monitoring electoral violence due to the Suku, Presidential and Parliamentary elections from 2016-17. For more information please click the link: Press Release
Electoral Violence Monitoring Report for Timor-Leste’s 2017 Parliamentary Election
To monitor electoral violence during the 2017 parliamentary election, Belun’s Early Warning Early Response (EWER) system or AtReS collected data “before”, “during” and “after” the election. This was followed by compilation, data analysis and report writing wherein recommendations were identified for submission to the government, particularly to the National Election Commission or Comissão Nacional de Eleições, Election Administration Technical Secretariate and other relevant institutions including the national parliament, the Ministry of State Administration and the office of the Ombudsman for improvement of future elections. Based on Belun’s analysis of monitoring results, the number of electoral violence incidents registered was 52 during the consolidation, campaign and election period, most of which were categorized as not too serious, but continually asks that the relevant institutions and political parties follow up on the recommendations that have been presented in this report. To read the full report please go to link below: Electoral Violence Monitoring Report for Timor-Leste’s 2017 Parliamentary Election.
EWER: Situation Review July 2017
In July, Belun’s Early Warning, Early Response (EWER) system continued monitoring for violent incidents and changes to the security situation in Timor-Leste. Field monitors recorded 128 incidents and 48 incidents occurred during the parliamentary election period, including the campaign and voting day. Data also showed there were significant increases in some administrative posts of Baukau Vila and Laga, Baukau Municipality, Oesilo Administrative Post, Oekusi Special Economic Region (RAEOA) and Remexio Administrative Post, Aileu Municipality. For more details and a statistical breakdown of all incidents recorded in July, please read the Full Situation Review.
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