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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Future is female

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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Sri Lanka update

Update from AVI's Sri Lanka country office

On Sunday 21 April 2019, a series of bombings occurred in churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Australian volunteers in Sri Lanka on the Australian Government’s volunteer program are all ...
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Harmony Day 2019

Harmony Day 2019

Harmony Day was a chance for the AVI team in Melbourne to come together for a 'Taste of Harmony' afternoon tea and remember the tragic loss of life in Christchurch.An ...
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AVI launches Pacific People

AVI is very proud to announce the launch of AVI Pacific People, the Pacific Islands region’s very first specialised end-to-end online recruitment and workforce development service, headquartered in Suva, Fiji.AVI ...
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Paul Feb newsletter

AVI's commitment to gender equality

In the lead up to next Friday's International Women’s Day, I wanted to emphasise the importance of gender equality, as it relates to women and girls, and AVI’s commitment.As a ...
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welcoming 2019

Welcoming 2019

Happy new year - my best wishes to you and yours for a happy and healthy 2019.The Christmas and new year holidays are a great chance to reconnect with family ...
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Paul Chair IVCO

Reflections on IVCO 2018

Each year in October, International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum) holds its annual conference of International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCOs - a time for the international volunteering for development ...
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Minister Ruston

AVI celebrates 2018/19 at Annual Review

It was wonderful last week to see over 120 staff, returned volunteers, Board and supporters at AVI’s Annual Review at the newly renovated State Library of Victoria, expertly emceed by ...
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