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Gerakan Buruh Bersama Rakyat


Gerakan Buruh Bersama Rakyat (Labour Movement together with People) is an alliance of labour rights unions, student-youth organisations, farmers, academics, women and civil society organisations. While the movement was first formed in 2017 to promote labour rights, it has since expanded its focus to advocate on issues including education, gender equality, freedom of religion, environment, women’s rights, LGBTIQ+ issues, and the rights of the Papua people.

Since Indonesia’s transition to democracy, the role of human rights defenders has been of particular importance. The country’s record of its treatment of human rights defenders has been floundering, including ongoing surveillance and harassment, restrictions on the freedom of expression and freedom of religion, gender- specific violations against woman HRDs, judicial harassment including criminal defamation suits, stigmatisation, arbitrary arrest, ill-treatment, torture, forced disappearances and killings. Impunity in cases of murders of HRDs and grave human rights violations continue to thrive.