Gender and contemporary East Timorese social relations: meanings, importance and possibilities

It is argued that Timor-Leste is a society that is complex and unevenly integrated across different ontological formations. Moreover, it is undergoing unprecedented change in this period of nation-building and globalisation. In this context, gender is deeply implicated in contested processes of social integration, disintegration, change and continuity. Mapping possible routes for the pursuit of greater gender equality suitable to the East Timorese context requires understanding how gender figures in these complex social relations.

Start By 20 June 2010
Completed By 20 June 2011
Funding RMIT Research Support
Researcher(s) Anna Trembath
Program Human Security and Disasters
Location(s) Dili – Timor-Leste