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  • Development sector stands behind sexual and gender minority rights

    IWDA Blog | 26 Oct, 2016

    We’re proud to announce that IWDA CEO Joanna Hayter has put forward a resolution to call on the major players in development to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in their work and beyond. The resolution was passed, and ACFID members have made a commitment to ensuring it is upheld.

  • Pacific NGOs call for larger role in international aid delivery

    Emele Duituturaga, Pacific Beat | 25 Oct, 2016

    With the Pacific cyclone season just days away, thoughts are turning again to disaster management preparations and the major role of non-government organisations. Who takes the lead in their operations is being discussed at the Australian Council for International Development annual conference that gets underway in Melbourne tomorrow. Emele Duituturaga is the executive director of the Pacific Islands Association of Non Governmental Organisations says there is some tension between local and international humanitarian organisation about how aid is delivered in the Pacific.

  • Our daughters don't need to feel 'empowered' - they need real power

    Michelle Griffin, the Age | 24 Oct, 2016

    Thanks so much for the vote of confidence, United Nations! Despite an international campaign to finally elect a woman as the secretary-general, none of the five female applicants on the 10-strong shortlist made the cut for the top job. Instead, Wonder Woman has been appointed the honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. 

  • Push to widen the royal Commission into child sexual abuse to include asylum seekers sent to Nauru

    ABC Radio AM | 12 Aug, 2016

    There are growing calls for the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Sex Abuse to widen its inquiry to include asylum seeker children on Nauru.

  • ACNC Myth-Busts Charity Admin Costs

    Pro Bono Australia | 11 Aug, 2016

    The charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), wants a dedicated accounting standard that applies to the Not for Profit sector with clear guidelines that set out how charities report different income and expenses.

  • Nauru files: Widespread condemnation of Australian government

    Gulf News | 11 Aug, 2016

    Two United Nations agencies and dozens of human rights, legal, religious and medical groups have demanded the Australian government put a stop to the suffering of asylum seekers and refugees in its offshore processing regime, following the publication of the Nauru files.

  • Australia needs to be 'vigilant' of the risks of charity money financing terrorist groups, says Michael Keenan

    ABC RN Breakfast | 11 Aug, 2016

    Are Australian charities channelling money to terrorist groups overseas?

  • Israel’s false claims about World Vision

    Online Opinion | 11 Aug, 2016

    The Israeli government has charged Mr. Mohammed El Halabi, the Gazan representative of the Christian Charity World Vision, with funnelling up to $50 million over six years to Hamas, the fundamentalist group which governs the Gaza Strip

  • Statement from Kevin Jenkins, President of World Vision International

    WVI Media Release | 09 Aug, 2016

    As a professional Christian, humanitarian organisation, we take our commitment to truth and transparency very seriously. For more than 65 years, we have stayed true to our mission to work with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice around the world.

  • Australia has changed': Fierravanti-Wells says diversity itself is answer to Pauline Hanson

    The Guardian | 05 Aug, 2016

    When the Abbott government took office, a prime ministerial staffer asked the Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells to clarify details of her house in Umbria listed on her declaration of interests.