The mission of Friends of I-India is to address the immediate and long-term needs of rural Indian women who are disproportionately poor and uneducated and who suffer gender-based discrimination, persecution and violence. Through the provision of opportunities for personal and professional growth and development, we aim to change attitudes that damage society generally, but children in particular. It is only when women are free to determine the course of their own destinies that society is free.
Médecins Sans Frontières is the world’s leading independent organisation for medical humanitarian aid. Every day more than 24,000 Médecins Sans Frontières field staff are providing assistance to people caught in crises around the world. We have offices in 19 countries supporting these teams, including our office in Sydney. Every year around one hundred Australians and New Zealanders are sent to and supported in the field by Médecins Sans Frontières Australia.
Médecins Sans Frontières field staff includes doctors, nurses, administrators, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, mental health professionals, logistics and water and sanitation experts. The majority of our teams are made up of national field staff from the countries where the crises are occurring with ten percent made up of international field staff.
Mahboba’s Promise is an Australian non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the women and children of Afghanistan. It operates a number of centres and programs in that country.
The charity was founded through the energetic efforts of Mahboba Rawi an Australian originally from Afghanistan after facing many hardships in her own life. Mahboba is well know for making the pledge, “While I live and breathe I will work tirelessly to protect, heal and educate the women and children of Afghanistan."