[TimorLesteStudies] It’s time for women to lead in Timor-Leste

Sara Niner saraniner at gmail.com
Sun May 20 11:53:40 AEST 2018

Few women were seen addressing campaign crowds or depicted in party
political posters in the lead-up to last weekend’s national election in
Timor-Leste, formerly known as East Timor.

A political culture that enshrines male leadership resulted in men’s voices
and images being at the forefront with little focus on women candidates.

The young nation of Timor-Leste, formerly brutally ruled as part of
Indonesia, is hardly alone on this score. And militarized masculinity in
the political culture of Timor-Leste is not surprising given valorization
of male heroes in the long pro-independence insurgency.

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*Sara L. Niner*
Australia 0417 357 298
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