Wednesday, December 03, 2014


Being so grimly determined to avoid mention of our political situation, I haven't updated you on our recent changes at senior levels in Australia. To whit, our new New South Wales governor(General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd)) and Australian governor-general (General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)). Sure they're boring Liberal government appointments; military men instead of scholarly women but nonetheless..

And Victoria has a new (Labor) premier. I can't make a pun out of Daniel Andrews I'm afraid.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A's is

The existence of non government organisations set up to help specific communities suggests at once that there is a caring element within that society that recognises a need and is prepared to act on it. It also indicates that there is some shortfall; either in the targeted group or the way they are treated.

Is the Ashaafi Foundation to be championed for assisting the sialkot and other communities in Pakistan? Indubitably but it begs the question as to why they are 'behind the eightball' in the first place. Ashah Razyn Foundation in its brief acknowedges the poverty and disadvantage in Uganda so, despite its official imprimatur, why does this state of affairs exist?

Asia, yes, has a beef about illicit substances. Then there is Asia Comprehensive Development Institute, Asia Crime Prevention Foundation, Asia Pacific Group International, Asian Environmental Society and Asian Women's Human Rights Council.

Auksano is set up to provide long-term therapy and support to victims of destructive subcultures and their families. This may be a sneaky way of also attacking drug-taking but is different enough to gain a mention.

Now, as much as I provide a global perspective for this blog, it does also do the Auscentric so here are the NGOs that lead off with our nationality

Yep, that's why this bunch of party poopers got special mention 

The issue of violence is again a feature of Autonomous Women's Center. Street kids are the focus of Avenir de l'Enfant. Aware Girls objective is to promote and protect the rights of young girls. Awareness Against Human Trafficking is self explanatory.

Ayady Al Khair Society tackles a defined range of issues in Libya.

Ayalau Association is 'striving for ideas of mercy and compassion in society'

Azerbaijan Tafakkur (Thinking) Youth Association has such an impressive charter for its youth that I can only direct you to their page.