November 12, 2015
On 4th November the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare welcomed a delegation of West Papuans, including members of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) to his office and assured them of his determination as Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to continue to
October 29, 2015
An article has recently been published by the Guardian, exposing some of the institutionalised violence against women in West Papua. The article documents many human rights violations against women and also mentions how West Papuans were denied their right to a referendum on self-determination.
October 27, 2015
A new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on West Papua has been launched in the British Parliament. Politicians from the governing and opposition parties yesterday joined together to form the APPG inside the British Parliament. Following the official launch the 1st meeting was held…
October 16, 2015
A new All Party Parliamentary Group for West Papua is being set up this month and we are calling on all UK friends and supporters to please write to their MP and ask them to join this important group.
October 7, 2015
To help West Papua gain essential support from parliaments and governments all around the world, we have compiled these ready made Template Letters for people to send to their local representatives (such as an MP/Councillor etc) asking them to support the people of West Papua and their struggle for self-determination).…
October 4, 2015
We are extremely encouraged to report that following the historic speech at the United nations General Assembly by the Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands. Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has also spoken up with strong support for West Papua.
October 1, 2015
WATCH THE FULL SPEECH HERE WITH WEST PAPUA MENTIONED FROM 14:20 ONWARDS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcv1fUfxZx0 History was made at the United Nations yesterday as Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, Prime Minister of Tonga gave a strong speech to the General Assembly supporting the people of West Papua! The Kingdom of Tonga and the Solomon
September 16, 2015
After many months of campaigning, lobbying and support from across the Pacific and around the world, we are happy to report that the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) has taken action on West Papua. As well as showing concern about the human rights violations in West Papua, the leaders of the…
September 4, 2015
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda speaking at the Oslo Freedom Forum Once again, West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda’s Papua New Guinea visa application has been rejected and he has been left unable to travel to Papua New Guinea. This…
August 9, 2015
The important regional body, the Pacific Islands Forum has been urged by it’s by it’s own Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism (SSCR) to make West Papua a priority issue on the leaders meeting agenda in Papua New Guinea this September. The Sub-Committee apparently decided to act after an “increasing groundswell of support in…