As an organisation that exists to bring people together to share knowledge and build capacity where it’s needed most, the impact of COVID-19 has challenged our very ethos.
As conversations around Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill.
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 countries right around the world.
Last Friday, AVI proudly lodged its submission on Australia’s new international development policy. We applaud the government for inviting input from organisations that deeply care about the Australian government’s commitment to poverty alleviation, human rights, climate justice and inclusive economic 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.
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 to rest, reflect and rejuvenate for the year ahead.
This year, at the Committee for Melbourne dinner, the CEO of Telstra, Andy Penn, stated that we will never experience this slow rate of change again. This is little comfort given our lives continue to get faster and busier and we find ourselves ever time poor, especially for ourselves, friends and family.
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 modality as effective and sustainable development.
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 of children.
As we pause to reflect the 30th anniversary of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), we asked AVI’s Child Protection team what it means to them.
At AVI we know that we stand on the shoulders of giants. Earlier this month, we lost one of the greatest. Dr Ian ‘Macca’ Angus Stuart McDonald was a giant of giants.
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.
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.
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).
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 normal school day, an estimated 19,000 school children tragically died when their schools collapsed.
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.
July 12 of this year is a very special day for the people of Kiribati as it marks the 40th anniversary of their independence from the UK in 1979.
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 men.