Suaka is the Bahasa Indonesia word for 'asylum'. Based in Jakarta, the network came together in October 2012 when a group of like-minded individuals and organisations realised that there was a gap in providing legal assistance and human rights advocacy for asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia.
Suaka - Indonesian Civil Society Network for Refugee Rights Protection works to protect and promote the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia by:
Providing legal aid, advice and information to asylum seekers and refugees;
Empowering asylum seekers and refugees to understand and advocate for their human rights;
Raising public awareness on asylum and refugee issues; and
Advocating for policies that protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.
Passaport Project's collaboration with Suaka began at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali, October 2015.
Valid for all peoples, and for all landscapes. For citizen or villager, wherever you were born. Your worth is not proportional to the population of your country. Entry free of duty, no need for a stamp or visa, the doors are unscrewed from the jambs.