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The saying “Chega Ba Ita” underlines our belief that the CAVR report was written based on the experiences and voices of the people, for the people. It is not a document that should be shelved and forgotten. It is a living document to be understood, debated, and re-invented for generations to come.

Long Journey Home – the stolen children of Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste’s CAVR estimates that some 4000 children were taken from their families and sent to Indonesia during the occupation. The transfer of children was a practice sanctioned by the military and civilian authorities, involving individuals and later on institutions (military, religious and other civilian organizations) that facilitated this process. Many …

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Burmese women activists exchange visit to Timor-Leste

AJAR supported 10 women NGO workers from Burma/Myanmar, involved in our participatory research to learn new strategies to strengthen peace and justice. As part of a capacity-building strategy, AJAR invited staff from Women’s Organization Network (WON), Karen Women Empowerment Group (KWEG) and Kachin Women Association Thailand (KWAT) to do an …

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Empat Ribu Anak Timor Leste Hilang

JAKARTA (HN) -Ribuan warga Timor Timur (kini Timor Leste) sejak 1979-1994 dikabarkan hilang. Komnas HAM beserta para aktivis lain berupaya menemukan di Indonesia dan akan mempertemukan lagi dengan keluarga mereka di negeri itu. Direktur Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) Galuh Wandita mengatakan, Minggu lalu pihaknya membentuk tim bersama Komnas HAM …

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Kisah Meng-Indonesiakan Paksa Anak Timor Leste

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Sepanjang periode 1975 hingga 1999, tatkala Timor Leste menjadi bagian dari Indonesia, ribuan anak Timor Leste dibawa ke Indonesia dengan kapal.  Mereka diangkat menjadi anak oleh keluarga-keluarga tentara. Ada yang dititipkan ke panti asuhan hingga pesantren. Disertasi doktoral Helene van Klinken di University of Queensland, Australia, yang …

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Anak yang Dibawa Paksa ke Indonesia Kembali ke Timor Leste

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia — Konflik bersenjata antara pemerintah Indonesia dan milisi Timor Timur selama periode 1974 hingga 1994 menyisakan cerita pilu. Ribuan anak dibawa paksa dan belum kembali ke kampung mereka di berbagai wilayah yang saat ini berubah status menjadi negara Timor Leste. Difasilitasi empat lembaga masyarakat sipil, yakni Asia …

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Reuniting Timor-Leste’s “Stolen Children”

In May 2015, AJAR reunited fourteen of an estimated 4,000 ‘stolen children’ with their families, after up to 35 years apart. These children were taken from East Timor to Indonesia by Indonesian military forces during the military occupation, when most were five to ten years old. The survivors were gathered …

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Obriga Serbi Bapak (Forced to Serve “Sir”)

For a quarter century, the people of East Timor experienced massive human rights violations at the hands of Indonesia. To day, peace has come, but the victims during Indonesia occupation continue to struggle to deal with the burden of the past. The struggle against impunity in Timor-Leste will take not …

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