Latest News and Blogs

June 27, 2017
By Maureen Siele, ChildFund Kenya
Photo: Five-year-old Akinyi, seven-year-old Ochieng and their mother Catherine now have full access to their civil rights, after obtaining birth certificates
A birth certificate is a lifelong passport to many rights. Without it, a person cannot access public education, healthcare, and even legal systems. This is the story of how a simple sheet of paper has changed the lives of Catherine and her two children...
June 12, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Ma Nwe has been working at a factory in Myanmar since she was just 13 years old
To mark World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June, we share the story of Ma Nwe – one of the thousands of children in Myanmar who are forced out of school too early and into work too soon ...
March 8, 2017
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund Vietnam
Photo: Rugby star Nicole Beck congratulates girls taking part in the Pass It Back Cup in Vietnam
Today is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is: Be Bold for Change. Aussie Sevens star and Olympic gold medallist Nicole Beck has made this a reality, by taking part in Pass It Back’s coaching and referee clinics in Vietnam, giving girls and young women the chance to learn new skills and inspire positive change in their own communities...
February 27, 2017
By Lynda Perry, ChildFund International
Photo: ChildFund India is raising awareness among communities about the dangers of child labour and the value of children staying in school
ChildFund India is raising awareness among communities about the dangers of child labour and the value of children staying in school. Families are taught to resist the temptations of traffickers who give them gifts and promises of money, in exchange for young children to work in the cotton fields…
January 23, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Investing in young people and giving back to the community are driving forces for LinkedIn boss Cliff Rosenberg, who is donating his time to ChildFund's MentorMe campaign for the second year in a row. Cliff (pictured right) is with MentorMe 2016 winner Joshua Haines.
Investing in young people and giving back to the community are driving forces for LinkedIn boss Cliff Rosenberg, one of 11 industry leaders going under the hammer for ChildFund’s MentorMe auction…
January 12, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Two of Australia’s top rugby players will head to Vietnam this week to coach and support children from some of the poorest communities in Southeast Asia, as part of an innovative sport for development program managed by ChildFund Australia...
November 16, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: 10-year-old Alastair from Australia is among more than 6,000 children globally who shared their views on education and safety at school, in ChildFund's Small Voices, Big Dreams survey.
One in three children in Australia have concerns about their safety at school, according to new global survey from international aid group ChildFund Alliance...
November 4, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: ChildFund PNG country director Manish Joshi was among the EU grant recipients at the official announcement in Port Moresby.
ChildFund Papua New Guinea has been awarded a grant of PGK1.1M by the European Union to strengthen child protection mechanisms and community justice systems in Central Province...
October 20, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
 In Cambodia, Australian Aid is improving access to quality education for children like Kanha and Munyroath
Over 30 international development organisations and Australian-based social welfare groups, including ChildFund Australia, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Campaign for Australian Aid, have called on the Australian government to take meaningful action to fight domestic and global poverty.
October 11, 2016
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund Vietnam
Photo: Thirteen-year-old Oanh (centre) is a passionate member of ChildFund’s Pass It Back program in Vietnam
This International Day of the Girl Child, read how ChildFund’s Pass It Back Program is helping girls in Vietnam and Laos make their mark on the world…
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 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 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 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 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...