Review of project activities in East Nusa Tenggara

In cooperation with the Jakarta-based Institute for Ecosoc Rights, the Indonesia Programme has conducted a range of activities in the province of East Nusa Tenggara between 2008 and 2011, aiming to increase civil society's capacity to work for human rights.

Marek Linha, a master student at NCHR has taken a closer look at the results achieved.

Child digging for manganese in East Nusa Tenggara.

His assessment finds that the activities conducted demonstrably improved the ability of the civil society in East Nusa Tenggara to effectively promote ESC-rights and make effective human rights claims. Former training participants that has been interviewed are now engaged in advancing various human rights related issues, such as fairness and transparency of the public budget, business opportunities for women, maternal health, child education, and the violence against women and children. Many interviewed participants are also actively making rights claims related to mining operations, including in respect to land rights, preservation of the culture of the indigenous peoples, as well as claims related to safeguarding the access to water resources and the means of subsistence.

Read the full report here. (pdf-file, 20 pages)

The report was written over the course of three months. As a student at the Master Programme 'The Theory and Practice of Human Rights' at NCHR, Mr Linha conducted an internship facilitated for by the Indonesia Programme. He travelled around East Nust Tenggara and interviewed various civil society and government actors previously involved in project activities.

Published Aug. 22, 2014 4:22 PM - Last modified Aug. 22, 2014 4:22 PM