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:

  1. Providing legal aid, advice and information to asylum seekers and refugees;

  2. Empowering asylum seekers and refugees to understand and advocate for their human rights;

  3. Raising public awareness on asylum and refugee issues; and

  4. 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.