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Join us in walking in solidarity with the West Papuan people and raise funds for Papua Partners!
Walk 5k or more on any day (or every day) between the 2nd and 9th of August.
Have fun – Raise awareness – Raise funds
The event will start on 2nd August and will finish on 9th August, the International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples.
Why Get Involved?
The Land and people of West Papua are under threat.
Although West Papua is one of the richest regions globally with regard to biodiversity and natural resources, it is now increasingly threatened with environmental destruction and militarisation.
The indigenous West Papuan people are facing human rights abuses and a progressive shutdown of free speech, leaving them poor and marginalised in their own land. Women and children suffer most, with very poor access to health and education and experience high levels of violence.
West Papuans want to build a peaceful society and protect their land and create a better future for their children.
Since 2006, Papua Partners has been building the capacity and resilience of local indigenous organisations and communities in West Papua to respond to the increasingly challenging and complex social, political and environmental context. As a UK registered charity and a non-political organisation, Papua Partner’s exists to mobilise transformative, adaptive and resilient change which brings justice and peace to the land of Papua.
By Walking With West Papua and supporting Papua Partners you will be investing in the future of the Papuan people and their land. Everything we do is in partnership with and designed by Papuans to generate transformative change which brings justice and peace to the land of Papua.
When planning your walk, please make sure you are following the latest government guidance on Coronavirus (Covid-19). The most up to date government guidance for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland can be found here.
How long does my walk need to be?
We suggest 5k or more on any day (or every day) between 2nd and 9th August – The important thing is to have fun, challenge yourself and think about West Papuans and the challenges they face. Think about trying an iconic walk such as the Three Peaks, The 7 7s in the Mourne Mountains or the South Downs Way.
How much do I have to raise to take part?
We suggest that you set a target of at least £100. If you want to raise more that is great!
How do I set up my Fundraising Page?
- Go to the Event Campaign Page https://justgiving.com/campaign/WalkWithWestPapua
- Click on ‘Start Fundraising’ Button
- Follow the instructions
What if I do not have access to a camera to take photo?
Please just send us a message of support and the details of your walk.
What if I cannot walk during the dates?
Please complete your walk when you can, we will still link all your efforts to the campaign.
If I can’t do the walk can I still donate to the campaign?
Yes Please! You can still donate directly to the campaign here if you are not able to do the walk.
Who can I contact with questions or for support with my walk?
Please feel free to either email us on info@papuapartners or phone us or text us on: +44 (0) 7874374297 with any questions. We will be happy to help.
Donations are essential for us to expand our work. Here are some ways in which you may donate:
Find out more about how you can support the Papuan people in achieving their visions for change