Independent Women: The Story of Women's Activism in East Timor

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CIIR, 2005 - Human rights - 198 pages
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"This book tells the story of how East Timorese women activists mobilised against a patriarchal society and claimed their right to participate in their new independent and democratice nation." --Back cover.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Womens traditional roles
11
War and resistance
27
political and social movements
45
Faith and womens empowerment
59
The transition to independence
73
Violence against women
91
war peace and womens movements
105
liberation politics and womens rights
123
conflict reconstruction
141
the challenges ahead
157
Appendices
175
Bibliography
191
Authors and contributors
198
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