Since 2010, we have promoted the findings and recommendations of the CAVR using the slogan, “Chega Ba Ita.” This refers to our deep conviction that the people of Timor-Leste has had enough of conflict and injustice, and need to genuinely implement the recommendations of the truth commission to ensure that these violations are never repeated. 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.
Associacaon Chega Ba Ita (ACBIT) aims to promote the values and principles that served as foundation for the work of the CAVR, including human rights, justice and reconciliation. We are committed to bringing the lessons of the past to guide our decisions and choices as individuals and as a society, working towards the fulfillment of the promise for a better future for all.