PRADET (Psychosocial Recovery and Development in East Timor) is an Action on Poverty Partner in Timor Leste, delivering vital mental health rehabilitation and psycho-social support in Timor Leste.
PRADET works with people experiencing mental illness, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, human trafficking, and imprisonment – especially women and children. Unfortunately, women are extremely vulnerable to violence in Timor Leste. In 2015, an Asia Foundation study found that 59% of women aged 15 – 49 had been subjected to violence by an intimate partner.
In addition to their psycho-social support programs, PRADET also trains other service providers and educates local communities about health and gender, focusing on removing stigma.
Programa Assistensia Moras Mental (PAMM)
PAMM provides psycho-social rehabilitation services for people recovering from mental illness and trauma so they can become independent and reintegrate with their families and communities.
Safe Place (Fatin Hakmatek)
Safe Place helps people experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, abandonment and human trafficking. This program provides safe accommodation, counselling, medical treatment, and forensic documentation of injuries for potential court cases. PRADET also empowers women to earn independent incomes so they can safely support their families and don’t need to rely on an abusive partner, who may be the breadwinner.
Peace and Democracy Assistance for Juvenile Justice (PDAJJ)
PDAJJ provides pscyho-social support for women in Gleno Prison and young men in Becora Prison. They receive counselling and life skills education, with support to reconnect with their families. PDAJJ also facilitates a prevention program in local villages to change attitudes and reduce conflict and violence.
Partnership with Action on Poverty
PRADET is an official Action on Poverty (AOP) partner, and as PRADET does not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status in its own right, it relies on AOP’s DGR endorsed status by the ATO, therefore any donations to support the activities of PRADET must be made through AOP in order to be tax deductible. While AOP will endeavour to comply with the wishes of the donor, AOP retains discretion at all times whether or not to distribute donated property in accordance with the preference expressed by the donor. AOP allows donations to be used only for benevolent activities.