History of PBI Indonesia:
Following extended discussions with civil society organizations and other stakeholders, PBI began a new Indonesia Project in 2014. The project aims to promote human rights in Indonesia through strengthening the capacities of Human Rights Defenders in remote areas, with a focus on their ability to document human rights abuses, advocate to the Indonesian government and internationally, and build their personal security and protection networks.
PBI currently collaborates with Yayasan Pusaka Bentala Rakyat to work with Human Rights Defenders who are strengthening their skills through a combination of trainings, research and building advocacy and protection networks at local, national and international levels. We aim to build mutual security and support networks among HRDs working on a broad range of human rights issues, with a primary focus on HRDs advocating for the rights of indigenous peoples, women, youth and other marginalized groups in the eastern part of the archipelago. Alumni from our programmes are civil society leaders active across the full spectrum of human rights.
From 1999-2011, Peace Brigades International provided protective accompaniment and participatory peace education to human rights defenders in Papua, Aceh, Flores, West Timor and Jakarta. A report about our past work can be read here: Our Work in Indonesia 1999-2011 PDF