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.

  • 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

  • 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!".

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 people of West Papua have been denied their basic human rights including the right to self-determination. Their cry for justice has fallen largely on deaf ears. I will keep them in my prayers in their hour of need."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Nobel Peace Prize winner

Where is West Papua? »

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