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    In an important vote on July 12, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity (IE SOGI). It was adopted with 27 votes in favor, 12 votes against, and 7 […]

    July 16, 2019
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    We are shocked by the devastating news of the murder of Bessy Ferrera (known as Bessy Watson), who was killed on July 8 in the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Bessy was a trans activist who has worked relentlessly for the human rights and dignity of trans people and the LGBTI community in Honduras. She was […]

    July 9, 2019
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    Have you ever been told to “act like a man” or “act like a lady”? Are you aware of your biases? Do you know how to be truly inclusive? Hivos is proud to present a new online training that will help you and your organization address these questions. Our Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, […]

    July 9, 2019
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    The publication of the Hivos Annual Report and Annual Accounts 2018 has been delayed because of changes to our reporting methods in 2018 that made the process more complex than usual. Hivos is implementing these changes to better respond to the increasing demands of external auditors, which have also contributed to the delay. During the […]

    July 8, 2019
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    Hivos is excited to partner with Nesta and the British Council in launching the Creative Hubs Academy in Indonesia, Brazil, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa. This is a new learning program that brings leaders of creative hubs together to share experiences and increase the impact of their hub. Creative hubs – whether physical or virtual […]

    July 5, 2019
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    “The Zambian Government is committed to the reduction of stunting among Zambian children by half by 2030,” stated the Zambian minister of agriculture, Hon. Michael Katambo, in his video message at the Global Citizen Live event in Berlin on May 21, 2019. He promised to put agriculture at the center of the government’s plans for […]

    June 14, 2019
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    Call for applications: Hivos announces second edition of African Crossroads Are you living or working in Africa and interested in exploring the continent’s cutting-edge trends in art, technology, design, and entrepreneurship? Would you like to join a community of Africans working to positively shape the future of African cities? Apply before June 23 to attend […]

    June 13, 2019
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    In a victory for the LGBT+ community in Botswana, the Gaborone High Court ruled on June 11, 2019, that the sections of Botswana’s Penal Code (Sec.164, 165 & 167) criminalizing same-sex sexual conduct are unconstitutional. The Botswana Penal Code, based on old English colonial law, describes homosexual acts as unnatural “acts against the order of […]

    June 11, 2019
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    On June 5, World Environment Day, the Collaborative Advocacy Network published an open letter signed by thirty-eight civil society organizations, including Hivos. The “Open Letter to the Brazilian Parliamentarians” urges the Brazilian Congress to advance a positive social and environmental agenda to promote sustainable development. At an event held in the Brazilian Congress on the […]

    June 6, 2019
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    Cooking with renewable electricity is now well within the range of cost-competitiveness of other cooking alternatives, concludes a new report called Beyond fire: how to achieve electric cooking by Hivos and World Future Council. This is a significant improvement from three years ago when the two organizations studied this for the first time. Achieving sustainable cooking is one […]

    May 28, 2019