Can historians be peacemakers? Recent experiences with truth and reconciliation processes in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific suggest that they can be. There is a role for historical research and memory in helping to build sustainable peace and stability in new nations. On the other hand, ignoring violent pasts undermines peacebuilding efforts. In the… More Truth & reconciliation in Southeast Asia & the Melanesian Pacific: a project summary
By Bella Galhos Transcript of a talk at the workshop on truth and reconciliation held in Ottawa in 2015. Women and reconciliation in Timor-Leste is not a simple topic. It is a huge topic because today, as women of Timor-Leste, we are still struggling. In an earlier period, we entered a process of liberating our… More Women & reconciliation in Timor-Leste
By Bella Galhos My name is Bella Galhos and I am a survivor of family violence. Today I would like to share with you the story of my family violence, a culture of silence, and my dream for the children of this country. I was born and grew up here in this country, in Dili,… More Women’s rights and activism in Timor-Leste
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