Gendered Access to Customary Land in East Timor

2017. In Sara Niner (ed.), Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste: Between Heaven and Earth. London: Routledge.

This book presents a wide-ranging overview of the position of women in Timor-Leste, 15 years after the country secured its independence. It considers the role of women in Timor-Leste’s history, explores their role in the present day economy and politics, and discusses their contribution to culture and society. The contested meaning of gender itself is investigated in the contemporary culture of this new society. It applies a wide range of different feminist theories and approaches, and concludes with a discussion of what new directions gender studies in Timor-Leste might take.

Pyone Myat Thu, Steffanie Scott, Kimberly Van Niel