Marginalized in Their Own Land: The Story of Papuan Women
"..Jayapura is a port town, town for offices, a town for big business. Because of this, the town should be organized and orderly. Investors will visit. They will come and see this clean town and want to invest their money here. This will mean more money for all of us".
Since 1971, our Papuan women have been selling vegetables, fruit fish and spices. They set up business by clearing a space in the center of town beside the Anafre river. Later, migrants came and also started trading there. The area became a market. But in an effort to clean up the town center, the market traders were evicted. They come back again, but are evicted over and over again.
"...We are staying put for now. We are not going anywhere. We want a special market, one especially for us Papuan traders".
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Source: SEKRETARIAT KEADILAN DAN PERDAMAIAN KEUSKUPAN JAYAPURA