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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.

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Australia hosts the biggest weekend of Rockin for West Papua Global Peace Concerts 2018 #MusicIsAWeapon
International Coalition on West Papua 2018 Third Quarter report.
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Vanuatu championing self-determination for New Caledonia and West Papua
Heads of State of Tuvalu and Marshall Islands include West Papua in their UN address
67 West Papuans still being detained after peaceful demonstrations supporting Vanuatu at the UNGA 2018
Indonesian police intimidate West Papuans ahead of demonstrations
All Eyes on Indonesia: Keeping Watch over West Papua during UNGA2018
West Papuans in more danger from Indonesian Security Forces, ahead of UN General Assembly
Report on the shooting of the members West Papua National Commitee (KNPB) activist in Timika
See the West Papua exhibit at The World Transformed 22nd – 25th September Liverpool
Breaking news: More mass arrests of peaceful protesters in West Papua during demonstration over Pacific Islands Forum
Amnesty International to Indonesia: Authorities must stop the crackdown on public events and peaceful assemblies
TAPOL and the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) call for immediate release of West Papuan student and Polish tourist bring held on treason charges

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.

  • 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!".

  • 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

  • Take the Free West Papua challenge – Use your talents to support West Papua! »

    Could YOU use your talents or do something you've never done to raise support for West Papua? Could YOU take the #FreeWestPapuaChallenge?

  • Donate »

    You can help a lot by donating and supporting the Free West Papua Campaign's efforts. We operate with limited resources and face big challenges when it comes to fundraising. Most charitable funds will not support political campaigns and international awareness of the situation in West Papua is very limited as all NGOs and foreign journalists are banned from the country. So, despite the severity of this brutal occupation, we are forced to operate on a shoe-string.

  • Send this Letter to your MP asking them to support West Papua »

    To help West Papua gain essential support from parliaments and governments all around the world, please do send one of these ready made Template Letters to your local representative (such as an MP/Councillor etc) asking them to support the people of West Papua and their struggle for self-determination).

What’s Happening? »

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

"The principles at stake with West Papua are fundamental to civilised life in the modern world. The so-called Act of Free Choice consisted of 1026 people being forced at gunpoint to vote for integration with Suharto's Indonesia. The West Papuans are a people who have no desire to be ruled by Jakarta."

Rt Hon Lord Harries of Pentregath

Rt Hon Lord Harries of Pentregath

Bishop of Oxford

Where is West Papua? »

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