Henri Myrttinen

Henri Myrttinen is currently a researcher with the German NGO Watch Indonesia!, focusing on West Papua and Timor-Leste. He has been previously working for a number of international NGOs and research institutions, focusing especially on post-conflict and post-disaster societies in Southeast Asia and Central and Eastern Europe, in addition to which he has worked as a free-lance journalist. His academic research has mainly been on issues of gender (especially masculinities) and conflict, having recently completed his Ph.D. thesis on masculinities and violence in Timor-Leste for the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and co-edited a book on gender and small arms (“Sexed Pistols – The Gendered Impacts of Small Arms and Light Weapons,” UNU Press) with Vanessa Farr and Albrecht Schnabel.