How AVI is responding to COVID-19

It’s hard to believe, as I write this monthly update, just how much has changed in the past two weeks. As an organisation that exists to bring people together to …
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Speaking to children about COVID-19

As conversations around Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill. Children may also find it difficult to take in all that is going …
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Message from AVI's CEO on COVID-19

At its core, AVI is driven by an ethos that puts people first. From the volunteers we mobilise to staff in partner organisations and our own staff based in 29 …
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People-first the way forward in development

On Friday 14 February, 2020, AVI lodged a submission on Australia’s new international development policy, building on our response to DFAT’s review of Australia’s soft power strengths and capabilities.This submission …
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2020 - the year for Climate Action

2020 - the year for Climate Action

Traditionally, as we draw the year to a close, we celebrate – with colleagues, family and friends. Physically and mentally, we wind down, welcoming the holiday season as a time …
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Forum annual conference held in Rwanda

Each year since 1964, the International Volunteering for Development agencies have come together to network, build relationships, share knowledge and work together to achieve better outcomes and advocate for this …
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Meet AVI's Child Protection team

(L – R Fiona Williams, Robert Madsen, Joshua McMullen)As we pause to reflect the 30th anniversary of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), we asked AVI’s …
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Rights of the Child 30th anniversary

Celebrating 30 years of child rights

1989 marked the year that, amidst the chaos and turbulence of global politics, the world paused to reflect and make a momentous commitment - to recognise and protect the rights …
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Postcards from the Edge: Solomon Islands

AVI is delighted to share this recent except from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine's publication ‘Your ED’ - featuring College Fellow and Australian volunteer Dr Donna Mills. Dr Mills …
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Climate change the defining issue of our time

Unfortunately, yesterday’s headline “Climate change 'hitting harder and sooner' than forecast, warn scientists ahead of UN meeting” is now a recurring theme in the world’s media.This time, it is the …
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Collaborating for improved women’s health

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) Standard Treatment Manual (STM) for the Solomon Islands is an outcome of the AVI Solomon Islands Graduate Internship Supervision and Support Project (SIGISSP).A STM Working …
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World Humanitarian Day

Celebrating Women Humanitarians

With a death toll of over 100,000 and 3.5 million left homeless, the Pakistan earthquake on 8 October 2005 was the deadliest to hit South Asia in 70 years.Being a …
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Building capacity with social enterprise

As you know, through successive international volunteering for development programs, AVI has a proud history of building the skills and capacity of for-purpose micro and small businesses.Last week I had …
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The future is female

Gender inequality is one of the world’s oldest, most pervasive abuse of human rights. For women who live in endemic poverty, the struggle is radically disproportionate to those faced by …
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