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The Veterans' Valorisation Scheme: Marginalising Women's Contributions to the Resistance

Kent, Lia; Kinsella, Naomi


It is well known that East Timorese women played critical roles during the 24-year Resistance struggle (the Resistance) against the Indonesian occupation. As large numbers of men took up arms against the Indonesian military and were imprisoned and killed, women took on new responsibilities. Through a case study of the veterans’ valorisation scheme (veterans’ scheme), this chapter argues that women in independent Timor-Leste have been insufficiently recognised for their diverse and critical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Source: A New Era? Timor-Leste after the UN
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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