Jan 21, 2017 Last Updated 1:38 AM, Jan 19, 2017

Vision and Mission

Our Vision

IRIP understands that:

  1. All human beings have the right to live free from poverty, violence and political oppression, gender, racial and other forms of discrimination, and in conditions of environmental sustainability;
  2. Many citizens of Indonesia have long struggled to achieve peace, economic justice, human rights, equality, democracy and environmental sustainability, often in the face of great domestic obstacles and international isolation;
  3. Citizens of wealthy countries like Australia have global social responsibilities to understand and assist the struggles of those in poorer countries;
  4. Due to our geographic proximity, citizens of Australia have a particular responsibility to understand and assist our Indonesian neighbours in their struggles;
  5. That a primary obstacle to mutual understanding and support between the peoples of Australia and Indonesia is lack of information and mutual understanding;
  6. That better understanding between the two peoples is possible, and that such understanding can assist communities and citizens to act together to transform and improve their societies.

Our Mission

IRIP’s primary mission is to encourage greater international understanding of Indonesia and Indonesians, in particular amongst Australians. We aim to raise awareness about the diversity of Indonesian society, and about the struggles of those Indonesians who aim to achieve greater democracy, human rights, gender and racial equality, tolerance and environmental sustainability.

A primary means by which we pursue the aim education and awareness-raising is by publication of the magazine Inside Indonesia. We do not view education and awareness-raising as ends in themselves. IRIP’s greater aim is to encourage Australians, Indonesians and others to reflect on the issues confronting Indonesia, and on the Australian-Indonesian relationship, and take action to:

  • promote mutual cooperation and understanding between the peoples of Indonesia and Australia.
  • support the struggles of those Indonesians who are aiming to improve their society.
  • promote international awareness of the issues facing the Indonesian people today

Latest Articles

Safe water at a premium

Jan 16, 2017 - RA Koesoemo Roekmi

Home-delivered gallons of drinking water. (Credit: Ikhlasul Amal)

The UN’s claim that 87 per cent of Indonesians have access to safe drinking water seems exaggerated

In the name of food security

Jan 09, 2017 - Emirza Adi Syailendra

A banner in front of a military outpost in Langkahan village, North Aceh. The banner reads ‘Together with the people the TNI will be stronger’. Emirza Adi Syailendra

The army’s over-immersion in civilian affairs is being encouraged by its role in food security projects

Vale George Aditjondro

Dec 21, 2016 - Garry Rodan

Academic, activist and human rights defender, George Aditjondro will be sadly missed

Essay: ‘Harvard’ and ‘Cambridge’ at your doorstep

Dec 20, 2016 - Duncan Graham

Welcome to Kampoeng Inggris, Pare, East Java. (Credit: Erlinawati Graham)

Pare’s English language school grew out of a tutoring job and is now attracting thousands

Review: Recounting the revolution

Dec 12, 2016 - Kevin W Fogg

Two recently republished memoirs illustrate the divergence of experiences during the Indonesian Revolution

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