The Papuan Archive is a West Papuan initiative promoting peace and human rights in Papua by focusing on justice and accountability of authorities.
We gather evidence and document incidents of human rights violations that have been and are still being committed by the Indonesian state. Our goal is to identify the perpetrators, so that we can end the cycle of impunity and develop a process of justice and reconciliation.
Our Mission is to
1. Support human rights advocates, activist and citizen journalists as they work to document human rights violations in West Papua. We are developing ways of assisting political activism, future prosecutions of human rights violators, human rights reporting and research on West Papua.
2. Preserve and organise evidence of human rights violations in West Papua committed by the Indonesian state. We aim to provide a secure online repository and a database of metadata information to organize and provide context to videos, audios, pictures and documents.
We are partnering with several well-established West Papua human rights organizations, media activists, journalists and lawyers. The Papuan Archive will establish a curated shared archive meeting international standards, to preserve material relating to human rights violations in West Papua. We focus on the following activities:
– Acquiring and standardizing content;
– Securing long term preservation of materials;
– Cataloging and enriching metadata;
– Ensuring accessibility and raising awareness.
The Papuan Archive’s vision is a Papuan land of peace, defined by justice, equality, transparency and respect for human rights, where citizens from all different backgrounds live alongside each other. peace without fear of repression.