Ajiza Magno

Student Activist


Ajiza Magno grew up in Dili, East Timor. As a student activist in the East Timor resistance movement, she initiated the formation of the Lorosa'e Women's Forum for Peace (FORELSAN), which focused on the issue of military violence against women. Ajiza and her family barely escaped murder during the violence that followed the August 1999 independence referendum.

Featured Work

JAN 6, 2001 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2, No. 5 (Winter 2001): Human Rights in Times of Conflict: Humanitarian Intervention: Articles: The Successes and Failures of UN Intervention in East Timor

Magno observes: "Every time you talk about an international tribunal with someone who works for the U.N. in East Timor they say, 'Well, you ...