‘Sexualised Violence and Land Grabbing: Forgotten Conflict and Ignored Victims in West Papua’

This blog post focuses on sexual violence being committed against the people of West Papua by Indoesian security forces as a means of taking away land from the indigenous population. Two researchers from The Hague University of Applied Sciences examined these patterns, and suggest that the activities of resource extraction companies in Indonesia are creating a ‘lawless environment’ which is creating and perpetuating these trends.