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    In a joint appeal, fifty development, human rights and emergency aid organizations argue that support for developing countries and civil society organizations in those countries should be part of the Dutch government’s emergency measures to combat COVID-19. The organizations are concerned about the lack of international coordination and solidarity in combating the corona crisis. Although […]

    March 30, 2020
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    “After surviving the horrors of war for nine years, all that time fighting for peace, human rights, and democracy for the Syrian people, it is this pandemic that frightens me the most.” These are the words of Rajaa Altalli, a Syrian women’s rights activist, and co-founder and co-director of Hivos partner the Center for Civil […]

    March 27, 2020
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    Around the world, people are being advised or obliged to work from home. Most of them rely on digital tools to do this and to communicate with others. But how to stay safe? The Digital First Aid Kit helps activists, human rights defenders and journalists handle common digital security attacks. The First Aid Kit is […]

    March 26, 2020
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    The COVID-19 crisis is rapidly confronting us all with health risks, social changes, and an uprooted daily life. But these new challenges should not deter us from ensuring that authorities are equitable when it comes to economic, health, and food security crisis measures. From years of experience, we know how marginalized communities in particular suffer […]

    March 25, 2020
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    Cordaid and Hivos launch a new report about the resilience of civic actors In the new report Making civic space resilient, Cordaid and Hivos investigate how people around the world deal with the oppression of their desires and hopes, and how they are able to restore human dignity after it has been violated. Repression of […]

    March 24, 2020
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    “Todos Cambiamos” (Everyone Changes) is a bold film that breaks taboos about gender identity and acceptance in Panama’s macho culture. The film was going to be screened for the first time in the Netherlands at the Pink Film Days, and its director Arturo Montenegro was to receive the Hivos Free to be Me Award. Unfortunately, […]

    March 19, 2020
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    Dear friends of Hivos, The COVID-19 crisis is confronting us all with health risks, social changes, and an uprooted daily life at an incredible speed. We can only try to understand how this is disrupting lives in countries that may have a fragile health system, and where the exact spread and consequences of the virus […]

    March 19, 2020
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    On Wednesday 11 March, a delegation of indigenous leaders from Peru is filing a complaint against PlusPetrol with the National Contact Point for OECD guidelines in the Netherlands. PlusPetrol, originally an Argentinian oil company, has its headquarters in Amsterdam through a letterbox company. According to the petitioners, the oil company is guilty of serious environmental […]

    March 11, 2020
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    Marcus Michaelsen’s new report examines the online efforts of authoritarian regimes to intimidate activists living abroad. Hivos is proud to have acted as a host organization for the one-year research project leading to the publication of this report. Authoritarian regimes have long used a variety of repressive tools to control, silence, and punish dissidents living […]

    February 26, 2020
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    Local, fair, healthy, and sustainable: these are the main principles of the Wise Foodways campaign. A four-year public campaign to propel local, healthy, sustainable and equitable food systems for producers and consumers in Indonesia. There are ways to reduce the pressure of food production and consumption on the environment. Hivos is part of the Local […]

    February 18, 2020