A regional perspective on tackling the legacy of the 1965-66 violence in Indonesia

14 February, 2013
16.00 - 18.00

Speaker: Didik Dyah Rahayu
Sekber ‘65 (Joint Secretariat on 1965), Solo, Central Java

Attention has refocused recently on the 1965-66 killings and imprisonment of members and sympathisers of the Indonesian Communist Party, with the release of the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission report into the violence last year. The documentary ‘The Act of Killing’ by Joshua Oppenheimer, looking at perpetrators of the violence in North Sumatra has drawn worldwide attention to Indonesia.

Hear Didik Dyah Rahayu, an activist from Sekber ’65 (Joint Secretariat on 1965), an advocacy organisation based in Solo, Central Java speak about campaign developments in Indonesia on this issue. Sekber ‘65 involves former political prisoners, NGO activists and young students. It is part of the Coalition for Justice and Truth which organised the Year of Truth Telling in Indonesia and public hearings with victims of human rights abuses, including in Solo. In this presentation, she will talk about the activities of Sekber ‘65 and the interest in Indonesia now for addressing the 1965-66 violence.

This meeting is hosted by Department of Indonesian Studies and the Asian Studies Program at the University of Sydney.
Didik’s visit to Australia has been supported by the University of Sydney, Asian Studies Program; Research School of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University; and the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).


Location: Refectory (Room H113), Quadrangle Building. (enter via the main Quadrangle, SW corner)

Contact:Vannessa Hearman
Phone: 61 (0)407 023672

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