The Fair World Foundation is working towards improving the wellbeing of people and animals in the following key areas:
1. Human rights
The human rights of those seeking asylum in Australia;
2. Family violence
Women and children who are subjected to family violence;
People and animals who are in danger of going hungry;
4. Animal cruelty
Animals who are subjected to cruel and inhumane treatment;
5. Indigenous equality
Projects that help to 'close the gap' in health, education, life expectancy and life opportunities between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians;
6. Environmental protection
particularly in reference to the dangers of climate change - in order to ensure a quality of life for future generations of humans and animals;
7. Mental health
Community mental health generally and, in particular, suicide prevention.
In addition, Fair World Foundation's co-founder, Julian Carr, personally supports and finances a range of community projects in Tanzania that improve the wellbeing of people and animals who live there.* You can find out more about Julian's Tanzania project in his blog.
* In accordance with Australian law, this project does not involve the expenditure of any foundation finances.
Environment Victoria is a not-for-profit that has been campaigning to look after Victoria's environment for almost 50 years. They have a future-orientated strategy to ensure Victoria becomes a ‘cleaner, healthier, safer and greener’ place to live.
Lifeline provides an Australia-wide, 24-hour telephone service to all people needing personal crisis support and suicide prevention services.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation seeks to address the ongoing trauma caused by the impact of colonization on indigenous peoples with the resulting loss of culture, traditions, land, and the instigation of such devastating policies as the removal with institutionalization of children from their families.
The Foundation works in indigenous communities to provide a healing journey for men, women and communities by increasing awareness of the impact of colonization and empowering people through education and training.
Safe Steps provides a state-wide immediate response that protects women and children subjected to family violence. Its services include risk assessment, crisis accommodation, safety planning, referral and telephone support. Safe Steps also aspires to be a voice for women and children to influence research, policy and service provision in the field of family violence.
Melbourne food charity FareShare in its own words ‘rescues surplus, quality food from supermarkets, farmers and other businesses.
With the help of 800 regular volunteers, FareShare cooks this food into 25,000 free nutritious meals a week for Victorian charities – such as soup vans, homeless shelters, food banks and school breakfast programs.
By ‘rescuing’ food, we mean that it would otherwise be wasted, ending up in landfill. And in saving food from landfill, we also do our bit for the planet by helping to cut methane pollution and reducing demand for new food products.
The Human Rights Law Centre (www.hrlc.org.au) is a legal advocacy agent. They work hard to:
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre both advocates for the rights of asylum seekers and aids in practical matters such as education, job training, food and health support.
As they say themselves: "We are an independent not-for-profit (organisation), whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social wellbeing."