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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.

Beatriz Miranda

Akontesimentu iha Kraras, iha Tahuben loron 8 Agusto 1983, militár sira oho ema barak. Militár Indonézia lori mana Beatriz nia katuas-oan ba oho iha fatin ida ne’ebé mak nia la hatene. …

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Maria de Fatima

Maria kaben iha tinan 1975 bainhira Indonézia halo invazaun. Nia ho nia la’en sempre hetan ameasa iha uma no duun sira halo atividade klandestina. Nia la’en hanesan mestre eskola primária …

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Rosita Maria da Costa

Rosita Maria da Costa has said enough. In 1975 Rosita’s family fled the invasion to Aileu, chased by paramilitaries. They kept moving over a number of years, often without enough …

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Augusta Soriano da Silva

Augusta Soriano da Silva has said enough. Augusta put aside a portion of every harvest to feed the resistance members, including her brothers, who met on their farm three times …

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Josefa Adao da Silva

Josefa Adao Da Silva has said enough. Josefa fled with her family to the forest following the Indonesian invasion in 1975, when she was only 12 years old. There, she …

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