Tag: Foreign Aid

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2017 | United Nations

The 6th February is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM. The 2017 theme is: “Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030.”   About FGM, from the United Nations: Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises… Continue Reading International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2017 | United Nations

Catholic Mission Christmas Event, 15th December 2016: Finding a Place

Catholic Mission invites you to join them at their Christmas event, “Finding a Place: a Christmas Reflection in Word and Music.”   This evening of sacred music, readings and congregational carols will be held at the Basilica of St Patrick in Fremantle on Thursday 15th December at 7pm. Proceeds from the evening will support Catholic… Continue Reading Catholic Mission Christmas Event, 15th December 2016: Finding a Place

Give a Global Gift This Christmas | Caritas Australia

Christmas is drawing nearer, and Caritas Australia is asking us to consider giving our friends and family a gift that will “create positive, sustainable change for some of the world’s most vulnerable women, men and children.”   There are a range of Global Gifts available to order from Caritas, including: The gift of water The… Continue Reading Give a Global Gift This Christmas | Caritas Australia

Australian Aid | Sign the Anti-Poverty Week open letter to the PM, calling for increased aid funding

Anti-Poverty Week was two weeks ago, but its call for individuals, communities, organisations and governments to take action to address to causes and consequences of poverty around the world remains necessary.   Australian Aid are calling on people to sign their Anti-Poverty Week letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, which urges the Government to increase… Continue Reading Australian Aid | Sign the Anti-Poverty Week open letter to the PM, calling for increased aid funding

World Humanitarian Day | Friday 19th August 2016

Friday 19th August 2016 is World Humanitarian Day, a day to acknowledge the important work done by humanitarian workers around the world, and to remind all of us of the continuing need for this aid.     According to the United Nations, there are currently around 130 million people around the world living in crisis, who… Continue Reading World Humanitarian Day | Friday 19th August 2016

Caritas Australia’s Campaign for a Fairer World | Make Your Voice Heard

Now that the federal election is over, Australia has a newly elected Prime Minister and Parliament, and Caritas Australia intends to make sure they know  that Australians want their leaders to help builder a fairer world for all.   Soon, Caritas will be delivering the following message to the Prime Minister: Dear Prime Minister, I care deeply… Continue Reading Caritas Australia’s Campaign for a Fairer World | Make Your Voice Heard

Stand together #WithRefugees – Sign the petition – UNHCR

Each day war forces thousands of families to flee their homes. People like you, people like me. To escape the violence, they leave everything behind – everything except their hopes and dreams for a safer future. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency believes that all refugees deserve to live in safety. Add your name to the… Continue Reading Stand together #WithRefugees – Sign the petition – UNHCR

World Refugee Day and National Refugee Week Australia: 19th and 20th June 2016

  The 19th and 20th June mark important social justice days for celebrating and showing support for refugees and asylum seekers around the world. The 19th June is the first day of National Refugee Week in Australia, and 20th is the UN-declared World Refugee Day.   Both have the purpose of encouraging us  to welcome refugees… Continue Reading World Refugee Day and National Refugee Week Australia: 19th and 20th June 2016

Caritas Australia | Ask our next Prime Minister to help build a Fairer World for All

Australia votes on 2nd July. Whoever wins the election, let’s make sure that the first thing they hear is our call for a world where all people live with dignity.   Send us your message now and we’ll deliver it after the election to whoever becomes our new Prime Minister.   “Dear Prime Minister, I… Continue Reading Caritas Australia | Ask our next Prime Minister to help build a Fairer World for All

Pledge for Refugees – Sign the Pledge for a Just Refugee Policy

A coalition of refugee advocacy and activist groups around Australia have created the “Pledge for a Just Refugee Policy,” which encourages individuals and organisations to sign as a show of their support for the five positive solutions proposed and contained within the pledge.   From the website: Our aim is for an Australia in which… Continue Reading Pledge for Refugees – Sign the Pledge for a Just Refugee Policy

Fair Trade Fortnight, Friday 6 – Sunday 22 May: How you can get involved

  Friday 6th May marks the first day of 2016’s Fair Trade Fortnight, which, according to Fair Trade Australia and New Zealand is an annual, nationwide celebration of all things fair trade and the difference that choosing fair makes for millions of farmers and workers in developing countries.   Here’s some information about what Fair Trade… Continue Reading Fair Trade Fortnight, Friday 6 – Sunday 22 May: How you can get involved

Read the Caritas March Newsletter for all their latest news

The Caritas March eNews contains all the latest information on Caritas Australia’s work at home and overseas, including stories from 2016 Project Compassion, the impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji, and the support being provided to the victims of the ongoing conflict in Syria.   Read the newsletter here, or sign up to receive the… Continue Reading Read the Caritas March Newsletter for all their latest news

The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Sreymom’s story – learning more, helping many

http://youtu.be/TtDx5Zawhqg Education and training have helped Sreymom transform from an inexperienced young midwife into a confident healthcare worker. Now she has the skills to provide vital healthcare, support and information to indigenous mothers and children in remote Northeast Cambodia. In the beautiful, remote Mondulkiri province of Northeast Cambodia the majority of the population is made… Continue Reading The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Sreymom’s story – learning more, helping many

People around the world are asking Australia to #LetThemStay

A video supporting the #LetThemStay campaign has been produced by the International Alliance Against Mandatory Detention, asking Australia to end off-shore processing of refugees and asylum seekers.   From the YouTube video description: This video documents international outrage over Australia’s inhumane mandatory off-shore detention policies. Find out more at closethecamps.wordpress.com Produced by the International Alliance… Continue Reading People around the world are asking Australia to #LetThemStay

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