Formal accountability mechanisms for mass violations in Asia and the Pacific are often compromised, and lack political support. Perpetrators go unpunished and remain unrepentant, resulting in a breakdown of the rule of law and ongoing cycles of violence. But, despite this, and in the face of discrimination and threats of violence, survivors and human rights defenders continue to advocate for truth and justice.
The Stolen Children of Timor-Leste
Since 1975, thousands of Timorese children have been abducted and taken to Indonesia. With the cooperation and assistance of the governments of Timor-Leste and Indonesia, AJAR has been tracing these “stolen children”, and reuniting them with their families.
Empowerment of Rohingya Refugees
AJAR works to educate and empower Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, while documenting their experiences in a quest for accountability. Many are victims of serious human rights violations, and all have lost their homes and possessions.
Indonesia: Handover of Truth and Reconciliation Commission Findings and Recommendations to Aceh Parliament, A Milestone for Truth and Justice in Indonesia
2 years ago – 31 December 2021 — After convening three public hearings and documenting more than 5,000 statements from victims of human rights violations in Aceh, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) handed…
2 years ago – Bali, 27 November 2021 – Screenings of AJAR’s two animated films, “8:45”and the award-winning “Konta-Sai”, took place with human rights defenders and film enthusiasts in Bali, Indonesia. Konta-sai tells the…
AJAR’s Short Film “Konta-sai” Awarded Best Film and Best Animation at ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition 2021
2 years ago – We are delighted and proud to announce that our animated documentary titled “Konta-sai” has been awarded the Best Film and Best Animation of this year’s ReelOz Australia Indonesia Film Festival!…
[WEBINAR] The Need of Truth and Justice for Victims and Family of Disappeared, Lessons from Asia and Latin America
2 years ago – 30 August 2021 – To commemorate the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, AJAR and our partners held a webinar themed “The Need of Truth and Justice for…