Indonesia: Independent Investigation Needed Into Papua Violence

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono should immediately establish an independent investigation into the deaths of at least three protesters and the ongoing violence in Papua.

ChildFund India Celebrates 60 years with Song and Ringtone

by Lee Steinour, with reporting from Sachal Aneja, ChildFund India
ChildFund India’s program staff has produced an inspirational song to celebrate the children they help and ChildFund’s 60 years of accomplishments in this country.

Indonesia: Repeal New Intelligence Law

Indonesia’s recently enacted intelligence law could be used to impose repressive practices reminiscent of the Suharto era.

Turning the Tide for Teens in a Jakarta Slum

Guest post by Jacqui Ooi, Senior Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Earlier this month, I met a really lovely guy in a really grim Jakarta slum. Ahmad is 20 years old and lives in one of Jakarta’s toughest neighbourhoods. Located near the airport with planes flying low and loud overhead, the area is a mess of garbage, cramped alleyways and broken, makeshift houses. The roads leading in are so narrow that two cars can barely pass.

GCF Celebration Stories

The Alliance is grateful to God for His faithful provision through the Great Commission Fund (GCF) to send, support and equip active light-bearers in more than 50 countries around the world. The following stories from each of the International Ministries regions demonstrate our love for lost people through spiritual and/or holistic ministries around the world, made possible by GCF supporters.

Japan: Press Burma’s Foreign Minister on Rights

Japanese officials should press Burma’s visiting foreign minister on the need for genuine reforms to improve human rights in Burma.

(Tokyo) – Japanese officials should press Burma’s visiting foreign minister on the need for genuine reforms to improve human rights in Burma, Human Rights Watch said today. Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin will visit Tokyo from October 20 to 22, 2011.

India: Repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India should override the objections of the army and keep his 2004 promise to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

(New York) – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India should override the objections of the army and keep his 2004 promise to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Human Rights Watch said today.

Burma: Army Committing Abuses in Kachin State

Burma’s armed forces have committed serious abuses against ethnic Kachin civilians in renewed fighting in Kachin State.

(New York) – Burma’s armed forces have committed serious abuses against ethnic Kachin civilians in renewed fighting in Kachin State, Human Rights Watch said today.

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