Since 2013, Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) has collaborated with partners all over Indonesia to conduct participatory research by utilizing an approach that was named the “Unlearning Impunity” approach. This is an approach that aims to form strong connections between victims, survivors, and civil society groups to break the chain of impunity that has been tightly woven into the fabric of Indonesian society. A participatory research method and trauma-sensitive process became the first starting point to understand, involve, and transform the experiences of survivors. This approach produced opportunities to increase young people’s role as agents of change, strengthen the victims’ networks, focus on access to justice and basic services, and build strategies to involve the public and local officials. In looking at the opportunity to conduct participatory research alongside young people, AJAR designed the HUMANITY program. This program is aimed to support intergenerational solidarity, and encourages the fulfillment of rights of all survivors. This program is conducted in collaboration with the Eastern Indonesia Women’s Network (Jaringan Perempuan Indonesia Timur – JPIT) East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), KontraS Sulawesi (Sulawesi), LBH Bandung (West Java), IKOHI (Jakarta and Central Java). The HUMANITY program aims to document the experiences of the Stolen Children, who are Timorese people forcibly taken as children during the Indonesian occupation, Crimes Against Humanity between 1965-66, and Human Trafficking. The HUMANITY Program has involved 18 young people and 78 survivors of the three issues from across Indonesia.
|Project Initiator||AJAR (Asia Justice & Rights)|
|Project Curator||Ika Vantiani|
|Artists||Armin Septiexan (Nusa Tenggara Timur)|
|Bombo (Sulawesi Selatan)|
|Deni Renanda Putra (Jawa Tengah)|
|Fat Velvet (Jawa Barat)|
|Toma Kako (Jabodetabek)|