JPIC Kalimantan is a non-profit and non-government organization.  Indeed, this is a movement to fight for justice, peace and integrity of creation/protection of environment. It was born from struggle, action and reflection of activists of JPIC in Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan. Base reflections of the value are:

  1. Human Dignity
  2. Commonweal / Bonnum Commune
  3. Solidarity
  4. Subsidiarity
  5. Partiality to the marginalized

Those five bases were reflected into ECOSOC RIGHTS contexts in Kalimantan that faced livelihood degradation in local community by extractive economic development that seize and damage the rights to live.  Then this reflection found strategic issue, fact of case and how the Empowerment Movement from JPIC activists could act.

  1. Strategic Issue  :
  • The self-concept of Dayak People as Dayak itself  (Rights of Self-Determination)
  1. Fact of Case       :
  • The identity crisis of Dayak Indigenous People/Deprived on Dayak people of their own custom
  • Losing self-confidence as Dayak itself
  • Discriminative and racist stigma on Dayak People
  • The land is forcibly occupied by mining and palm oil company
  • Toxics of capitalism spread the Dayak People
  • Dayak Generatios are starting to leave their culture
  • The consumptive lifestyle in Dayak generations
  • Investment and Conservation (Climate Change) threaten Dayak people as Indigenous People community
  • The media do not stand with Dayak Indigenous People
  1. Target of Empowerment Movement (Advocacy)
  • Change in concept of Dayak People to know their self as Dayak
  • Change in general perception from community to Dayak indigenous People
  • Change in development policy in government
  1. Strategy of Empowerment Movement (Advocacy)
  • Mobilization: Distributing the stories of Dayak Indigenous People voices  
  • Organizing and documenting the Dayak Indigenous people culture from Dayak`s point of view
  • Mobilization: Education and Training for Dayak People that focused on awareness of self concept of Dayak People from other perspective
  • Mobilization: Organizing the Dayak people community to have “Solidarity Culture” with one to another Dayak to seize the rights of their self, culture, economy, social and politic.
  • Politic Process: Campaign and Lobby to change the policy and self-concept of Dayak in Kalimantan.


Far before 2010, from West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan till Central Kalimantan, activists of JPIC had already moved in assistance and empowerment community in Kalimantan as generally and the specially for Dayak Indigenous Community.  The struggle was about rights of grabbing on land, water, forest, access of economy, then threaten in local culture identity.

Result of the struggle was reflected and collected in one place for fight that named JPIC Kalimantan. In this place, the activists and activators with full of their spirit realized Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation with tried to formulate the vision and mission of servicing activity. This was realization with established the JPIC Kalimantan that centered in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan in October 16th, 2010.

The activists and activators are cadres of JPIC from congregation of SVD in Java province that stayed in Kalimantan, congregation of MSC Indonesia, Palangka Raya Diocese KKP and seven other Dioceses in Kalimantan, also with activist and activators from Justice and Peace Forum of Papuan Kalimantan.  There was also role of KKP PMP KWI Board in Kalimantan.

After 6 years, to make JPIC Kalimantan became more professional and independent with their ministry, so JPIC Kalimantan - that before was in umbrella of congregation of SVD in Java province – was recommended to stand independent with name “Perkumpulan Pegiat JPIC Kalimantan” with Notarial deed from Erika Siluq, SH.,MKn in September 8TH, 2016.

Since 2010, the activists of JPIC involved in community assistance in villages, like in district of Katingan, Lamandau, Seruyan, Gunung Mas, East Barito, North Barito, Murung Raya, Pulang Pisau and Kapuas.

The issues are mine, palm oil, deforestation, water-river pollution, palm oil labor, criminalization on community, and also about women and children issue. “Dayak Voices” movement is an effort to build the solidarity in Dayak as local community with telling their story in video and feature writing. There is also research about Labor Rights, Agrarian and Water.

JPIC has been really active to do training, workshop about Human Rights and Law as effort to advocacy the policy in justice.