Take action

All around the world, so many people are Taking Action to help spread the message and raise support for the people of West Papua. We want to make West Papua a household name and get as many people as possible involved in this Campaign for Freedom.

Suffering genocide and the illegal occupation of their country, the people of West Papua desperately need your help and there is so much that everyone can do.

Help to make history and be part of a worldwide movement, Take Action for a Free West Papua!

In the boxes below are a number of actions you can take to help the people of West Papua.


This month we are calling on all of our supporters across the globe to write to their local representatives, to encourage them to add their voices to the International Parliamentarians for West Papua. This is the simplest and most powerful way to show your solidarity- and it only takes around five minutes of your time.

Build political support

Ask your political representative to join the International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP) and call for the UN to recognise West Papua's right to independence.

Come to our events

The Free West Papua Campaign regularly holds events all around the world to raise awareness, support and funds for the cause and we encourage everyone available to come to these to and invite others to come also.

Ask your UK MP to attend the February meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua

We are asking all of our UK supporters to contact their local representatives to urge them to attend the next meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on West Papua on the 23rd of February. Your MP has a duty to represent your concerns within Parliament and this is your chance to raise their awareness and compel them into action! The UK is a current member of the Human Rights Council and we need to make sure that the Government sends a clear message that the situation in West Papua is unacceptable.

Send a Template Letter to your representative asking them to support West Papua

To help West Papua gain essential support from parliaments and governments all around the world, please do send one of these ready made Template Letters to your local representative (such as an MP/Councillor etc) asking them to support the people of West Papua and their struggle for self-determination).

Get Free West Papua Campaign merchandise

Help to support the cause by spreading the message with Free West Papua T-Shirts, flags and other merchandise; remembering the people of West Papua who are not free to show support for their own freedom.

Take a look at the guidelines for Free West Papua Supporters and Groups

Check out the guidelines we have written for Free West Papua supporters and solidarity groups around the world, they give important information about the Free West Papua Campaign as well as ideas about how people everywhere can support the cause!

Hold a Free West Papua benefit gig or other music event

There has been so much awareness and support raised for the cause from people holding Free West Papua benefit gigs and similar music events. You can set up your own benefit gig and let the power of music chant down oppression for a Free West Papua!

Ask your government to support media freedom in West Papua

Join the international call for media freedom in West Papua. Please request your government to pressure Indonesia to allow access to West Papua for international journalists.

Sign the Petition calling for UN Human Rights inspectors having access to West Papua

Please sign this new petition calling for United Nations Human Rights inspectors to be allowed access to West Papua. Together, we will get the UN to act and find out the truth about the genocide and illegal occupation of West Papua. #FreeWestPapua

Telephone the Indonesian police to free West Papuan activists

Please contact the Indonesian police in Manokwari, Biak and Wamena and call upon them to immediately release the West Papuans who were arrested last week during the demonstrations, and to stop threatening and oppressing the West Papuan people.

Sign the Avaaz petition calling for journalists to be allowed into West Papua

Sign the new petition released by the global campaigning community Avaaz calling on the Indonesian President to allow foreign journalists into West Papua.

Get on board with Surfers for West Papua

Surfers for West Papua (S4WP) is a movement founded in 2012 and dedicated to raising awareness and support for West Papua's freedom from the Surfing community.

Stop the attacks on the KNPB

Call on the Indonesian authorities to recognise the KNPB as a peaceful organisation with a legitimate right to express their desire for West Papuan independence.

Support West Papuan prisoners

West Papua has become a "prison island". Join our campaign to free political prisoners and find out how you can write to and support those suffering behind bars.

Sign the Petition calling on the British Parliament to call for a referendum in West Papua

We are asking all UK based supporters to please sign this new petition, calling on the UK government to pressure Indonesian to hold a referendum on self-determination in West Papua.

Print Free West Papua leaflets and other materials

Help to Take Action for West Papua by downloading a wide variety of Campaign Materials including leaflets, letters and posters. They are high resolution and print/download-ready.

Spread the word

We need to get the voices of the people of West Papua heard around the world. Join in their cry for freedom "Papua Merdeka!".