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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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Landslides and flooding destroyed houses, infrastructure and PEKKA NTT's community centre on Lembata Island (2)

In April, Tropical Cyclone Seroja hit Indonesia and East Timor. It was a devastating event for our three local partners – Lua Lemba, PEKKA NTT and the Nefo Ko’u Farmers Cooperative. Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides. Our partners are supporting their communities to rebuild

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Statement on Afghanistan: We are profoundly saddened by unfolding events in Afghanistan. The immediate and potential long-term impacts – on the people of Afghanistan and Afghan families and communities here in Australia – is of great concern … Read our full statement of 15/8 at the link

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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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Flavours of indigo, our celebration of food and friendship, is back for 2021 and we’d love you to take part! This October and November, we’re inviting you to come together to share a meal with family and friends and make a donation to support the work of our grassroots partners.

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Join us for the launch of our book at 530pm Thursday 9 December, marking 20 years of indigo foundation. Alex Sloan AM will help us launch the book over zoom with a panel of indigo friends reflecting on the stories and impact of indigo and our partner communities.

On 18 August 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 crisis in Afghanistan, as well as the status of our partnership and actions we can take to stand in solidarity with the Afghan people.