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We are a small, innovative and independent community development organisation based in Australia. We partner with local community partners around the world to empower women and girls, improve education and health outcomes and defend human rights. We invest in building the power and capacity of local organisations.

 

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our community partners

Dorcas, Anna and Clara outside the HAKO Resource Centre and Safe House. The safe house has seen a spike in clients seeking assistance from family violence since the pandemic

We work with local partners to improve health outcomes and safety for women, like our partnership with the Hako Women’s Collective in Bougainville who runs a Safe House for women and children facing family and sexual violence.

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We support food security initiatives, like our partnership with PEKKA NTT and Lua Lemba in Eastern Timor with a thriving network of women-run cooperative gardens producing food, generating income and building women’s leadership.

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We work with refugee communities in Australia to support school-building and teacher-training programs in Afghanistan and Wedweil in South Sudan to improve education outcomes, especially for girls and young women.

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2022 TAX TIME APPEAL: Enormous thanks to everyone who gave to our appeal, backing the work of local partners to close the education gap caused by Covid and get education outcomes back on track. Over the past two years, extended school closures have impacted nearly 1.6 billion students around the world – and it is girls and young women who have been hardest hit. 

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In the wake of the Taliban taking power in August 2021, we held a zoom even ‘indigo conversations – spotlight on Afghanistan’ featuring Ali Reza Yunespour (indigo Partnership Coordinator) and Tamana Mirzada (Board Member). They shared their thoughts on the unfolding political situation in Afghanistan, as well as the status of our partnership and actions we can take to stand in solidarity with the Afghan people.

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Check out this video made by a group of young people at Club Rafiki about our partnership in Rwanda. The video is longer than the usual 45 second social media share but is a powerful look at the transformative programs Club Rafiki run and that we are proud to support – from the urban dance school, to sexual and reproductive health outreach, testing and counselling programs, to english language workshops and the ‘Our Girls’ program

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Thank you so much to everyone who joined us in May and June for special dinners in Canberra and Sydney, featuring our Partnership Coordinator Ali Reza Yunespour. The warmth and generosity at the events was incredible as Ali reflected on education, women’s rights and community resilience under the Taliban.

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Please join us via zoom on 12 October for a very special ‘indigo conversation’ event with Guna Vincent and Semmalar Selvi from our local grassroots partners in India. Learn about the education and women’s rights work our local partners are doing, as well as the broader Dalit rights movement and political context in India.

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Please join us on 28 October at the beautiful National Museum of Australia for the return of indigo foundation’s Gala Canberra dinner! We’d love you to help us make this our biggest dinner yet as we celebrate 20 (plus 2 Covid years) of community-led local partnerships. With Canberra legends Virginia Haussegger AM and Alex Sloan AM at the helm, and local favourites the Gypsy Jazz Project for the dance floor, it’s bound to be a great night.