Paul IVCO2019

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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Child Protection Team

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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National Referral Hospital

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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Earth Climate Change

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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Dr Bec Mitchell Dr Leanne Panisi

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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Group photo

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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PP logo

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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