Name of organization:
Perkumpulan Pamflet Generasi
Description of organization:
Established in 2013, Perkumpulan Pamflet Generasi (Pamflet) increases awareness of human rights in young people by conducting three main activities: research, capacity strengthening, and networking. The organization collaborates with the community, schools, activists and local initiatives to organize campaigns about issues such as human rights, anti-corruption, sexuality and the environment. Pamflet also disseminates information by activating social media, organizing public discussions and producing knowledge materials such as books.
Indonesia is one of the most diverse countries in the world, with more than 300 ethnic groups and numerous religious minorities. Although it is a constitutionally secular state, recent studies have shown that religious intolerance is growing amongst Indonesian youth. The spaces for youth to encounter diversity must be created to encourage dialogue, understanding, and tolerance. More than half of the Indonesian population state that they use social media as their primary source of information, however a participatory, empowering, and creative campaign to counter extremism among young people is lacking.
Proposed project and expected results:
Pamflet proposes to address this issue through implementing the project “Dimming the Hidden Fire: Youth Collaboration to Counter Extremism”. Narratives of tolerance will be promoted on social media, which is created from dialogues between youth from majority and minority religious groups. An open youth video blog challenge will be conducted to select young people for training. Social media campaigns will be developed and implemented in collaboration with these young people and partners. A National Youth Dialogue will also be organized, with government involved to demonstrate their commitment to counter narratives, particularly in light of the Indonesian general elections which will occur in 2019.
By the end of the project, Pamflet expects to:
- Organize a youth video blog challenge to select 20 participants for a Youth Camp, with half of the participants coming from a religious minority.
- Strengthen the capacity of 20 young people in social media messaging, as well as topics such as human rights and countering extremism.
- Develop and implement a social media campaign with narratives of peace and tolerance, by collaboration between young people and partners.
- Convene 100 young people for a National Youth Dialogue, which will also encourage commitment from the government for preventing and countering violent extremism.
Project coordinator: Akbar Restu Fauzi
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