Conflicts by region

Media Release: MAPW calls on Australian Government to raise West Papua human rights with Indonesia - October 2010

Following media reports alleging human rights abuses committed by the Indonesian Security Forces, MAPW has urged the Australian Government to hold an inquiry into how our military support for the Indonesian security forces is being used by the Indonesian military. Video footage appears to show the Indonesian security forces torturing Papuans in West Papua’s Puncak Jaya region.

MAPW says: Time to talk troop withdrawal

Why aren’t Ms Gillard and Mr Abbott debating Australia’s military contribution in Afghanistan?

MAPW raises Sri Lankan human rights with PM

MAPW President Dr Bill Williams wrote to to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on July 1 to congratulate the Australian Senate on its recent resolution regarding the investigation of alleged human rights abuses during the final stages of Sri Lanka's civil war in 2009.

MAPW paper queries Afghanistan participation

MAPW has launched a new discussion paper on Afghanistan by member and psychiatrist Dr Peter Wigg.

MAPW Afghanistan Discussion Paper, June 2010

In "What other response might we have to the 9/11 attacks? A review of the Afghanistan war, 2001-2010", psychiatrist and MAPW member Dr Peter Wigg considers the history, human and monetary costs of the Afghanistan war; Australia's stated and real reasons for participation; and what our choices are for the future. 10 page document.

Israel, Palestine doctors's joint statement on the armed assault on ships to Gaza

MAPW's sister organisations, the IPPNWi affiliates in Israel and Gaza, have made a joint statement as follows through IPPNWi:


Afghanistan "troops home" advertisement: Western Australian, March 2010

Advertisement published in the Western Australian newspaper 3 March 2010. Authorised by MAPW. Funded by a donation in memory of "Reverend Keith Dowding and all who seek peace". The advertisement notes the financial and human costs of the Afghanistan war, and calls on Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith to bring Australian troops home.

Bring our troops home from Afghanistan: WA advertisement

 WEDNESDAY 3 MARCH 2010 A full-page advertisement in today's "Western Australian" urges Australians to write to our Foreign Minister Stephen Smith asking him to bring Australian troops home.

The advertisement also urges readers to donate to MAPW.

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