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.
All around the world, so many people are Taking Action to help spread the message and raise support for the people of West Papua. We want to make West Papua a household name and get as many people as possible involved in this Campaign for Freedom.
Suffering genocide and the illegal occupation of their country, the people of West Papua desperately need your help and there is so much that everyone can do.
Help to make history and be part of a worldwide movement, Take Action for a Free West Papua!
In the boxes below are a number of actions you can take to help the people of West Papua.
On Tuesday 16th June, there will be a Global Day of Action calling for the release of West Papuan political prisoners, especially the #Balikpapan7 who are facing up to 17 years in jail just for protesting against racism.
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).
Ask your political representative to join the International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP) and call for the UN to recognise West Papua's right to independence.
West Papua has become a "prison island". Join our campaign to free political prisoners and find out how you can write to and support those suffering behind bars.
Could YOU use your talents or do something you've never done to raise support for West Papua? Could YOU take the #FreeWestPapuaChallenge?
Here are 4 things you can lobby your local parliamentarians to do to help free West Papua.
Check out the guidelines we have written for Free West Papua supporters and solidarity groups around the world, they give important information about the Free West Papua Campaign as well as ideas about how people everywhere can support the cause!
The Free West Papua Campaign regularly holds events all around the world to raise awareness, support and funds for the cause and we encourage everyone available to come to these to and invite others to come also.
Call for all UK supporters to contact their MP and ask them to join the All Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua.
Help to support the cause by spreading the message with Free West Papua T-Shirts, flags and other merchandise; remembering the people of West Papua who are not free to show support for their own freedom.
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.
There has been so much awareness and support raised for the cause from people holding Free West Papua benefit gigs and similar music events. You can set up your own benefit gig and let the power of music chant down oppression for a Free West Papua!
Help to Take Action for West Papua by downloading a wide variety of Campaign Materials including leaflets, letters and posters. They are high resolution and print/download-ready.
Join a Free West Papua demonstration or host your own to raise awareness and support for West Papua's freedom! Solidarity is Power.
Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest news coming out of West Papua, the campaign, upcoming events, and fundraising appeals!
Surfers for West Papua (S4WP) is a movement founded in 2012 and dedicated to raising awareness and support for West Papua's freedom from the Surfing community.
We need to get the voices of the people of West Papua heard around the world. Join in their cry for freedom "Papua Merdeka!".