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Women Cut in Half: Refugee Women and the Commission for Reception, Truth Seeking and Reconciliation in Timor Leste

Harris-Rimmer, Susan


This article argues that the narrative of refugee and internally displaced women, as well as women generally, is often silent or marginalized in the new national narrative that emerges from transitional justice processes. This is so even with those mechanisms traditionally considered more inclusive of victims' voices, such as truth commissions. This proposition is tested by evaluating the participation of refugee and displaced women in the Commission for Reception, Truth-seeking, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Refugee Survey Quarterly
DOI: 10.1093/rsq/hdq022


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