Fatin Hakmatek is located in the grounds at Dili National Hospital. This program was established to provide victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse with safety, emergency counselling, medical treatment and forensic documentation of injuries with ongoing referral to appropriate agencies or services. This program receives referrals from all 13 Districts in East Timor, and its aim is to establish similar services in the 4 regional hospitals. As well as providing clinical services, Fatin Hakmatek staff provide community education, particularly promoting the concept of referral pathways. Topics include information about domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and abandonment, related health care and safety issues, as well as promoting PRADET's other activities. Fatin Hakmatek also has significant working relationships with Secretary for State for Gender and Equality (SEPI), PNTL, MSS, MoH and UNFPA. It also has a special focus in enhancing client's rights and prevention of violence.
The Safe Room provides a 24 hours emergency response through helpline: +670 725 4579
The Forensic Team is made up of twenty people, midwives and doctors from six hospitals in Dili, Maliana, Baucau, Maubisse, Suai and Oecusse. The forensic examiners started their training in 2010 and on 3 April 2012 they received accreditation. They were trained at the PRADET facility in Dili by Dr Margaret Gibbons.
On 7 July 2010 the Domestic Violence Law was promulgated by ex President Ramos Horta.
Click on the icon to read the article, which is a brief description of one day at Fatin Hakmatek, 27th July 2010, albeit an exceptionally busy day, but which may be an indicator of things to come.