IIAS Newsletter 48 Summer 2008

Whispered confidences: articulating the female in the PNTL (police) and the F-FDTL (military) in Timor Leste

Jacqueline Siapno

Once the revolution or war of independence is over, the struggle for a better society continues. The reintegration of guerillas into society and the construction of professional defence and police institutions poses considerable challenges to post-conflict societies. From the 1990s onwards, it has been increasingly recognised that gender also needs to be included as a variable in order to allow for a smooth and fair transition to a post-conflict society.

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