We Want Freedom! »

My name is Benny Wenda and I am a West Papuan independence leader.

When I was a child my village was bombed by the Indonesian military and many of my family were killed. Later, I began to campaign peacefully to free my country from Indonesian occupation. For this ‘crime’ I was arrested, tortured and threatened with death.

I managed to escape to the UK, where I now live in exile. My people are still suffering. Hundreds of thousands have been killed, raped and tortured. All we want is to live without fear and for West Papua to become a free and independent country.

Please hear my peoples’ cry for help. Please support the Free West Papua Campaign.

Read Benny's story »

Take Action »

Our campaign for self-determination for West Papua depends on you. Below are some of the latest ways you can help. Click the Take Action box for more.

  • Ask your UK MP to join the All Party Parliamentary Group »

    Call for all UK supporters to contact their MP and ask them to join the All Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua.

  • Donate »

    Please support the Free West Papua Campaign by making a donation of any amount. All money raised through private donations goes directly to core campaign costs and to support those suffering in West Papua

  • Host a West Papua Film Screening »

    Host a screening of a West Papua documentary-film and help to spread the message, bring supporters together and promote the Free West Papua cause.

  • Spread the word »

    We need to get the voices of the people of West Papua heard around the world. Join in their cry for freedom "Papua Merdeka!".

What’s Happening? »

Indonesian security forces have committed gross human rights abuses against the indigenous Papuans, with over 500,000 civilians killed to date.

"West Papua, with you now, freedom, freedom now. West Papua, we’re with you now, this fire is already burning, rising higher and higher."

Opetaiai Foa’i

Opetaiai Foa’i

Musician, founder of the band 'Te Vaka'

Where is West Papua? »

West Papua is the western half of the island of New Guinea, just 200 km north of Australia.