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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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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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In the wake of the Taliban taking power in August 2022, 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)

Join us on Friday 27 May for a very special night in Canberra as we hear from our Partnership Coordinator Ali Reza Yunespour and reflect on education, women’s rights and community resilience under the Taliban. It promises to be a fantastic evening of friendship, music and stories of impact from our long-standing partnership in rural Afghanistan

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Can you answer 68 trivia questions in 20 minutes? Test your smarts from the comfort of your lounge room and help raise funds for our community partnerships at the same time. The indigo e-quiz is back! The winner gets not only the glory of being our 2022 e-quiz champion but also a gift voucher valued at $250. Registrations close 28 April and you can play anytime that suits you from 9am Fri 29th April to 5pm Sun 1st May.

Save the date Sydney jazz night (1)

The indigo Sydney jazz dinner! Please join us on Saturday 4 June for a very special evening of music and stories of impact and resilience from the ground in Afghanistan. We guarantee a night of fine food, friendship and soulful (and fun!) music from five-piece jazz outfit The Minellies and MC’d by the wonderful Verity Firth. As well as the opportunity to hear firsthand from our Afghanistan Partnership Coordinator, Ali Reza Yunespour. Please gather your friends and join us!