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After the Truth Commission: Gender and Citizenship in Timor-Leste

Kent, Lia


This article explores the relationship between truth commissions and gendered citizenship through a case study of Timor-Leste. It examines how, 10 years after the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR) has completed its work, women’s citizenship remains constrained by, and negotiated within, deeply gendered narratives of nation-building that are informed by historical experiences of the resistance struggle. The power of these narratives—which foreground heroism rather than...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Human Rights Review
DOI: 10.1007/s12142-015-0390-2


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