Poverty and injustice can hinder a community’s progress leaving it vulnerable to more harm in the form of conflict, disease, natural disasters and inequality. We are working alongside women, men and children in vulnerable communities around the world to overcome these challenges. By focusing on significant global issues, such as health, education, women’s rights, food and water security and other critical issues in vulnerable countries around the world.
Vulnerable communities face significant challenges to their health and ability to access affordable medicine and basic health care – and burden a community’s development for years on end. Poor health, hygiene, sanitation and access to safe drinking water can significantly affect all aspects of life. We’re working with communities on the ground to improve health, wellbeing and access to health care.
Children without an education lack the confidence and skills they need for a secure future leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and neglect. Our programs support the education of children regardless of their situations because of how it can transform their lives and communities.
Women’s rights in developing countries are still far behind the rest of the world. Every day, women and girls experience inequality, exploitation and gender-based violence. We’re working closely with vulnerable communities to uphold women’s rights and advocate for gender equality.
Multiple factors impact food security in marginalised communities causing widespread hunger and malnutrition that can threaten lives and livelihoods. We work with families to help ensure that they are prepared by having reliable and sustainable sources of food all year round.
Every day we’re supporting Indigenous communities across Australia with improved access to skills training and employment opportunities, cultural healing and inter-generational support programs. Standing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for their rights and culture is the core of our First Australians program.
Clean water and sanitation are essential to a community’s progress. Without access to water, livelihoods, health care and even education can come to a grinding halt. We are constantly working to build better water distribution and sanitation systems for communities who need them the most.
Environmental change is affecting the way our world operates. Many of the communities we work with depend on a climate regularity to support their livelihoods and healthy living. However, when impacted by irregular changes in climate, these communities need something to fall back on.
People living with disabilities are disadvantaged by inadequate facilities, a lack of access to education, health care and support services. Apart from these, they also live with social stigma and discrimination in their communities. Our disability programs help to empower people living with disabilities and better educates their communities.
Thousands of vulnerable communities remain vulnerable because people are unable to escape poverty. Interlinked with injustice and inequality, it poses a complex challenge and denies families the choice to live better lives. We are working to end the injustice of poverty by empowering individuals with tools to fight poverty and its causes.
Around the world, marginalised communities are severely underprepared to deal with COVID-19, pushing them further into poverty and illness. We’re reaching these communities with vital food and health assistance, awareness programs and sanitation supplies to help minimise the impact of the virus.
Many of the communities we work with rely on agriculture for food and livelihoods. Events such as natural disaster, drought and conflicts can have a severe impact on agriculture. We’re supporting farmers with sustainable agricultural methods to help strengthen food security and sovereignty in their communities.
Communities already living with poverty are at increased risk from natural disasters which can have long-term effects on the lives and livelihoods of people making them more vulnerable. During emergencies, we work with our local partner organisations to reach some of the world’s most remote communities with emergency aid when they need it the most.