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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.



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 for a special series of concerts with Fred Smith in Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. Fred Smith and band will present this extraordinary musical and multimedia experience on Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan in a unique concert. Proceeds will go to indigo foundation and Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia

Save the date Canberra dinner (3)

Please save the date for the return of indigo foundation’s Gala Canberra dinner. After two years of postponements due to Covid, we’d love you to gather your friends and help us make this a special evening as we celebrate 20 (plus 2!) years of community-led local partnerships. 7pm, Friday 28 October at the beautiful Gandel Atrium, National Museum of Australia