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Jakarta Post

Festival promotes youth dialogue on human rights

  • Rizki Fachriansyah


Jakarta   /   Wed, July 15 2020   /  01:00 am
Family members of victims and survivors of human rights violations participate in the weekly Kamisan rally in front of the Presidential Palace in Central Jakarta on Thursday, urging people to elect in the 2019 general election leaders who are willing to solve past human rights cases.(The Jakarta Post/Alexis Berthonnet)

As part of a multifaceted effort to highlight oft-overlooked perspectives on unresolved human rights violations in Indonesia through intergenerational dialogue, the Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) nonprofit has organized the 2020 Humanity Youth Festival in collaboration with local volunteers, activists and artists. The online festival, which runs for three weeks from July 12 to Aug. 2, aims to preserve the recollections of people who have survived human rights atrocities, as well as the aspirations of marginalized groups in the country, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.             AJAR Indonesia program director Dodi Yuniar said he expected the event to be a platform where young people could connect with each other and discuss the country’s history of impunity and violence in the human...