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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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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: 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. Please make a donation today so we can boost the work our local partners are doing to bridge the education gap caused by Covid and conflict and get education outcomes back on track.

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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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Canberra dinner 27 May 2022 (4)

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us on Friday 27 May for a very special night in Canberra to hear from our Partnership Coordinator Ali Reza Yunespour. The warmth and generosity in the room was incredible as Ali reflected on education, women’s rights and community resilience under the Taliban, not to mention delicious food at the Hellenic Club and tunes from our very own Mood Indigo.

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Please gather you friends, dust off your smarts and join us for indigo’s inaugural Canberra trivia night! Friday 1 July at the Canberra Bridge Club with the ever-wonderful Bob McMullan, it’s guaranteed to be a fantastic night of trivia fun!

Save the date Sydney jazz night (1)

Enormous thanks to everyone who joined us in June and make our indigo Sydney jazz dinner so special! It was indeed a wonderful evening of music and stories of impact and resilience from the ground in Afghanistan. The Minellies got the dance floor going and it was a fantastic evening spent with friends old and new.