Latest News and Blogs

September 21, 2016
By ChildFund Alliance
Photo: The Child-Friendly Accountability initiative will begin with monitoring child protection systems in schools and youth associations
ChildFund Alliance today launched an initiative that will work with and empower children to hold governments and local leaders accountable to their obligations to end all violence against children...
September 14, 2016
By ChildFund Australia for Pass it Back
Photo: ChildFund's Pass It Back Safeguarding in Sport Program will ensure sporting unions in Asia are equipped with the skills and tools they need to keep children physically and emotionally safe [credit: Savanhxay Xayyasone]
ChildFund's Pass It Back program has launched a new initiative to improve safeguarding practices for young people involved in rugby across Asia...
September 12, 2016
By Larissa Tuohy, Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Celestine with her sons outside the health clinic where she works: "We never turn a TB patient away."
For Papua New Guinean health worker Celestine, tackling the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in her country has become somewhat of a personal crusade, after losing both of her parents to TB and contracting the disease herself...
September 8, 2016
By ChildFund Australia – with reporting from Yun Dina, ChildFund Cambodia
Photo: ChildFund Cambodia’s game-changing child-to-child reading program is helping to improve literacy and the quality of education for children living in rural Cambodia
As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day, read how ChildFund Cambodia’s game-changing child-to-child reading program is improving the quality of education and school experience for children living in rural Cambodia…
September 7, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Australia is committed to achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development
ChildFund Australia is one of twenty organisations which have pledged their commitment to implementing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) in Australia, supporting the SDGs in our region, and championing the Goals around the world...
August 31, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
A counsellor assisting a client at the ‘1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain’ hotline centre in Port Moresby. More than 2,500 callers have accessed the service in its first year.
Papua New Guinea’s first freecall national counselling hotline, providing support for family and sexual violence issues, has received 2,576 calls in its first year of operation, ChildFund PNG reported today...
August 23, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: 10-year-old Grace, pictured with her mum Lani, is battling tuberculosis for the second time in her life [image credit: Cam Suttie/ChildFund Australia]
Over the past three years, tuberculosis (TB) has killed 9,000 people in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with children accounting for 26 per cent of detected cases, according to a new report released today by ChildFund Australia...
August 18, 2016
By ChildFund Australia and Habitat for Humanity
Veniana, a survivor of Cyclone Winston
This World Humanitarian Day, the scale of human suffering is greater than at any time since the Second World War. Underneath the staggering statistics are real lives and real people - like Veniana from Fiji, who lost her home and feared losing her family, when Cyclone Winston destroyed her village...
August 11, 2016
By Sarah Cannata, communications officer, Campaign for Australian Aid
For the 2,000 children and youth in Laos and Vietnam taking part in ChildFund's Pass it Back program, many of them are not only getting the chance to play and coach organised sport for the first time in their lives, but learning valuable leadership and life skills along the way
Watch and share this great video about ChildFund's Pass It Back program, which is opening up a world of new opportunities for young people in Asia...
August 10, 2016
By Mark Kavenagh, child protection advisor, ChildFund Australia
Children in Australian immigration detention [image credit:]
The ‘Nauru Files’ reported in today’s media present new allegations of widespread and appalling abuse of children in immigration detention on Nauru...
July 28, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Sreymey, age 12 (left), and Sreymon, age 14, show ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack their vibrant new reading kits
ChildFund works in some quite remote villages, as ChildFund ambassador and actress Danielle Cormack discovered on her second day in Cambodia's rural Kratie province...
July 26, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack spent her first day in Cambodia's rural villages meeting children and families who are benefitting from a range of ChildFund programs
ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack had a jam-packed first day seeing ChildFund’s work in action in Cambodia’s rural Kratie province...
July 22, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Senator Linda Reynolds meets school children in one of Cambodia’s rural provinces, which is being supported by ChildFund Cambodia
ChildFund Australia, as a member of the ReThink Orphanages network, is calling on Australians to think twice about donating to overseas orphanages, and instead consider funding those programs which enable children to grow up in family environments...
July 12, 2016
By Natasha Sum, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Aussie sisters Ayla and Mila have fundraised to provide nutritious food for children in Zambia
After learning that millions of children around the world don’t have enough to eat, Aussie sisters Ayla and Mila came up with a creative plan to provide nutritious food for children in rural Zambia...
July 12, 2016
By Mark Kavenagh, Child Protection Advisor, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Students in Guinea participating in discussion sessions about violence in school, child marriage and female genital mutilation
Violence against children continues to be an endemic problem, shared by every country in the world. Today, we celebrate a significant milestone with the launch of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children...
June 29, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
For a child like 10-year-old Aisha in Uganda, tackling inequity means a fair chance at a healthy start in life, an education and a safe, secure childhood
UNICEF has just released the 2016 State of the World’s Children report, highlighting that the world’s most disadvantaged children are at great risk if urgent action isn't taken to close the gap between rich and poor...
June 24, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Emerging health issues in countries like Papua New Guinea not only impact local children and families but present health risks for Australians
Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has launched the Coalition’s foreign policy agenda, stating that it intends to deliver a “sustainable, effective and affordable aid program that helps developing countries reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth”. The policy includes a welcome proposal to establish regional health security partnerships to tackle emerging health issues in our region...
June 23, 2016
By Natasha Sum, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Michaela (pictured, left) hosted a magical High Tea to support ChildFund’s construction of a preschool in rural Laos
Inspired by the generosity of friends after a devastating family tragedy, Michaela Donovan hosted a magical High Tea Fundraiser to help support their special cause. A few weeks later, she went to rural Laos to visit the preschool that was built in memory of her friends...
June 16, 2016
By Kate Andrews, Staff Writer, ChildFund International
While child mortality rates have fallen significantly in many African countries, children like five-year-old Loveness from Zambia still face significant challenges
On 16 June every year, ChildFund recognises the Day of the African Child. Across the African continent, children and adults mark this day with songs, skits and presentations to call attention to children’s rights. Despite these celebratory festivities, the Day of the African Child marks a tragic anniversary...
June 15, 2016
By ChildFund Zambia
Photo: Youth from Chongwe village in Zambia have established a banana plantation to create job opportunities within their community
Read how youth from a Zambian village successfully grew more than 1,500 banana trees, and provided a huge employment boost to their community...