What is the most effective way to help to make a difference to the FWPC?
To achieve its aims in 2016, the Campaign needs to strengthen its international political voice.
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 name to the International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP). This is a simple but powerful way to show your solidarity- and it only will only take a few minutes of your time.
YOUR SUPPORT REALLY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE PEOPLE OF WEST PAPUA- AND NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION!
Remember that your political representative works for you and has a duty to represent your concerns within government. So if you haven’t already, please get in touch and let them know that the situation in West Papua is unacceptable. This is your chance to raise their awareness and compel them into action. Let Indonesia know that the eyes of the world are watching………
Below is a letter from West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda to all of our supporters this February.
Dear friends of the Free West Papua Campaign,
I am writing to thank you for your continued solidarity with the people of West Papua towards our goal of self-determination and freedom.
Last year saw incredible successes for the Campaign and the message of support that rang out across the international community was heard by my people, offering hope and renewed strength in our struggle.
Together we are making our voices heard. For this, I want to thank each and every one of you who are walking along side us on this journey towards independence.
This year we are looking to strengthen the collective voices of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua. We are asking all of our supporters around the world to talk to their political representatives, making them aware of the situation and inviting them to join the IPWP.
We now need your help to make our voice even louder within the international community and your help really does make a difference.
Thank you again for standing with us in this struggle.