News & Updates 14 July 2023

Indonesia: An Intergenerational Learning of Inheriting Memories, Challenging Injustice

AJAR, together with the Community Learning Center (CLC), launched the unveiling of social analysis results and the screening of a documentary film, held at the AJAR office. During the two-day event at the AJAR office, we brought together young facilitators from five regions, invited victims of past human rights violations, as well as state institutions such as the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM), the Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK), and the PKPHAM Team. This activity connected intergenerational learning and facilitated the exchange of aspirations among victims, victim advocates, and state institutions.

This event marks the culmination of a two-year documentation process supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF). Throughout this period, AJAR collaborated with FOPPERHAM, JPIT, CIS TIMOR, KontraS Sulawesi, and SKP-HAM Sulteng to establish intergenerational learning for a future without impunity. In an effort to break free from the shackles of impunity, AJAR, alongside its partners, facilitated dialogue between victims, children of victims, and youth within the community by establishing Community Learning Centers (CLCs). Engaging 78 young facilitators across 4 conflict locations, the initiative addressed issues faced by the victims, including:

  1. Stolen Children and the victims affected by the conflict in East Timor 1975-1999 who originated from Timor-Leste in South Sulawesi.
  2. Human Trafficking Criminal Offense (HTCO) in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).
  3. Refugees of the Timor-Indonesia Conflict 1975-1999 in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT)
  4. Religion-based Horizontal Conflict in Central Sulawesi
  5. Crimes Against Humanity of 1965-66 in Yogyakarta

In this meeting, young facilitators presented the results of their social analysis (ansos) from each respective region. The report also encompassed human rights violations based on evidence and facts that have been gathered, including an analysis of causal factors, underlying events, political and/or economic motivations, actions and actors, both state and non-state institutions, as well as their impacts. A series of documentary films were also produced to weave together the intergenerational journey undertaken by the younger generation and the victim communities, narrating how they have persevered and their hopes for a future free from the shackles of impunity.