SUAKA works to protect and promote the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia. Since SUAKA’s establishment it has focused on the following three working groups
Providing legal aid, advice and information to refugees as well as empowering refugees to understand and advocate for their human rights
Conducting Indonesian based campaigns on asylum seekers and refugee issues to raise public awareness
Collecting and analyzing data in order to pursue policy changes that enhance the rights of refugees and asylum seekers
“SUAKA” is the Bahasa Indonesia word for asylum.
SUAKA is an association for the protection of refugee rights. We are a network of voluntary civil society, consisting of individuals and organizations that aim to work for the protection and advancement of the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia. Growing from awareness of the situation of vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia, several civil society organizations and caring individuals gathered in October 2012 and committed to assisting refugees and asylum seekers.