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Westpapua: Reject Extension of Special Autonomy & Free Victor Yeimo

Westpapua: Reject Extension of Special Autonomy & Free Victor Yeimo


West Papuan people are rejecting the extension and revision of the special autonomy law. In support of a call by West Papuan grassroots organisations, on 25 May 2021 TAPOL and the Papuan People’s Petition (Petisi Rakyat Papua, PRP) hosted a range of West Papuan grassroots organisations and NGOs from around the world to make statements at an online event titled “West Papua: Reject Extension of Special Autonomy and Free Victor Yeimo”. Victor Yeimo is the international spokesperson for PRP who ... read more

Posted on 11:36 AM in Activities, democracy, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua, Press Freedom, Regional Conflicts
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Women’s Rights and Violence against Women in Indonesia with a focus on West Papua

Women’s Rights and Violence against Women in Indonesia with a focus on West Papua


19th May, 11am – 12.30pm (CEST) I 4pm Jakarta Time (WIB), 6pm Jayapura time (WIT)

In English and Bahasa Indonesia with translation

Indonesia is ranked 107th out of 195 countries and regions on the 2020 Gender Development Index. Women’s civil liberties and human rights are neither on the political nor the legal level sufficiently addressed, particularly when it comes to gender
based violence or discrimination. In West Papua, women’s lives are additionally burdened by the ongoing armed conflict as well as limited ... read more

Posted on 04:55 PM in Activities, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua
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Neue Publikation: Themenheft Menschenrechte in Indonesien und Timor-Leste 2020

Neue Publikation: Themenheft Menschenrechte in Indonesien und Timor-Leste 2020


Watch Indonesia! Für Menschenrechte, Demokratie und Umwelt in Indonesien und Osttimor e.V. (Hg.)

© Watch Indonesia! e.V. 2020

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Editorial

Große Hoffnungen wurden 2014 in den Amtsantritt des amtierenden indonesischen Präsidenten Joko Widodo, besser bekannt als „Jokowi“, gelegt. Zuvor begeisterte er mit seinem Wahlkampf all jene Indonesier*innen, die an eine Fortführung der 1998 initiierten Reformasi, die eine umfassende demokratische Öffnung beinhaltete, glaubten. Jokowi nährte den Glauben in der Bevölkerung an die Verwirklichung der Menschenrechte und die ... read more

Posted on 01:26 PM in Justice, Human Rights, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, East Timor, Papua, Position Papers, Press Freedom, Publications, Studies, Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice, Environment & Climate, Watch's Studies and Reports
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Online Discussion: Indonesia 55 years after Suharto’s seizure of power. End impunity, secure human rights!

Online Discussion: Indonesia 55 years after Suharto’s seizure of power. End impunity, secure human rights!


 

Human Rights Day

Thursday, 10 December 2020 – 14-16 h (CEST) / 20 – 22h (WIB)

*Held in English with translation                                                                                         *Deutscher Veranstaltungstext s. unten

2020 marks the 55th anniversary of General Suharto establishing the military regime commonly known as ... read more

Posted on 11:56 AM in Activities, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Regional Conflicts
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WATCH AND DISCUSS: Indonesische Dokumentarfilmreihe “Wirtschaftswachstum zuerst, Menschenrechte später?!”

WATCH AND DISCUSS: Indonesische Dokumentarfilmreihe “Wirtschaftswachstum zuerst, Menschenrechte später?!”


*English version below*

Online-Veranstaltungsreihe*

*In englischer Sprache; Deutschübersetzung der Diskussion bei Bedarf

WATCH AND DISCUSS

Im Rahmen unserer Online-Veranstaltungsreihe “Wirtschaftswachstum zuerst, Menschenrechte später?!” laden wir Euch herzlich zur Filmvorführung und Diskussion  zum Thema

Religionsfreiheit in Indonesien in Gefahr?

am Mittwoch, den 14. Oktober 2020 um 16 Uhr MESZ/ 10.00 EDT / 21.00 WIB ein

Die rhetorische Unterstützung der Menschenrechte durch den indonesischen Präsidenten Joko “Jokowi” Widodo hat auch in Punkto Religionsfreiheit nicht zu sinnvollen politischen Initiativen geführt. Religiöse Minderheiten sind Schikanen, Einschüchterungen und Gewalt durch Regierungsbeamte und ... read more

Posted on 10:24 AM in Activities, democracy, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Society & Religion, Environment & Climate
Zur aktuellen Lage in Westpapua – Gespräch mit Dr. Fransina Yoteni

Zur aktuellen Lage in Westpapua – Gespräch mit Dr. Fransina Yoteni


Wednesday, 11 December 2019 from 18:30-20:30 at the office of Watch Indonesia!, Urbanstr. 114, 10967 Berlin

*** English version below ***

Seit mehr als 50 Jahren herrscht politische Unruhe in West Papua.

Mitte August 2019 erreichte der Konflikt eine neue Eskalationsstufe. Ausgelöst durch
durch rassistische Diskriminierung und Übergriffe auf papuanische Studierende in mehreren javanischen Städten flammten akute Unruhen auf, denen mit einem hohen Maß an staatlicher Repression begegnet wurde. Sie stellen die schlimmsten Eskalationen der Gewalt in West Papua seit dem Sturz der ... read more

Posted on 02:55 PM in Activities, History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua
URGENT ACTION: Indonesian Security Forces use treason laws to restrict rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in West Papua

URGENT ACTION: Indonesian Security Forces use treason laws to restrict rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in West Papua


TAPOL, Franciscans International, International Coalition for Papua, Watch Indonesia!, West Papua Netzwerk and Geneva for Human Rights Global Training would like to draw your attention to the cases of the violation of the rights to freedom of opinion and expression as well as the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association of the members of West Papua National Committee (Komite Nasional Papua Barat – KNPB) in Mimika Regency, Papua Province, (1) Indonesia. We ... read more

Posted on 11:36 PM in joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua, Position Papers, Publications, Regional Conflicts
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RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector

RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector


November 12, 2018. Open Statement

read as PDF: www.watchindonesia.org/wp-content/uploads/Declaracion-con-firmas-ENG.pdf

During its 14 years of existence, RSPO – the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – has failed to live up to its claim of „transforming” the industrial palm oil production sector into a so-called „sustainable” one. In reality, the RSPO has been used by the palm oil industry to greenwash corporate destruction and human rights abuses, while it continues to expand business, forest destruction and profits.

RSPO presents itself to the public ... read more

Posted on 12:46 AM in Agro Fuels, joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Position Papers, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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(Deutsch) Den inneren Frieden bewahren

(Deutsch) Den inneren Frieden bewahren


Sorry, this entry is not available in English.
German version

Posted on 01:44 AM in Aceh, Human Rights, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Papua, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Society & Religion, Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Indonesian billionaire using ‘shadow companies’ to clear forest for palm oil, report alleges

Indonesian billionaire using ‘shadow companies’ to clear forest for palm oil, report alleges


Mongabay, 11 April 2018

news.mongabay.com/2018/04/indonesian-billionaire-using-shadow-companies-to-clear-forest-for-palm-oil-report-alleges

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  • Two plantation companies linked to Anthoni Salim, Indonesia’s third-richest man, are deforesting a peat swamp in Borneo, according to new research by Aidenvironment.
  • In response to the findings, Citigroup said it was cancelling all lending agreements with IndoAgri, the Salim Group’s agribusiness arm.
  • The Salim Group was previously accused of being behind four companies at the forefront of illegal oil palm expansion in Indonesia’s Papua region, employing a complex network ... read more

Posted on 01:27 AM in Agro Fuels, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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