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    The Hivos program “Women, Human Rights and HIV,” implemented in collaboration with ICW Latina, was positively rated with an ‘A1 performance,’ which is the highest possible rating given by its donor, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. During a three-year period, the program succeeded in helping women draw up a regional agenda […]

    May 20, 2019
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    Interview with Sheikh Ibrahim Washenga, an imam from Mombasa Kenya’s debate on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people has been fueled by our historical penal code 162 that criminalizes homosexuality. While we could make history on May 24, 2019 by decriminalizing the penal code, justice towards LGBTI persons in Kenya still has a […]

    May 17, 2019
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    A new collaboration to strengthen resilient urban food systems As of May 1, 2019, Hivos is the host of the Secretariat of the Global Partnership on Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems, RUAF. Hivos will join the RUAF Global Partnership, host its Secretariat, and take over part of the portfolio and staff of the Dutch-based […]

    May 15, 2019
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    In 1943, Lebanese nationalists took to the streets to demand the release of the first post-independence Lebanese president and other political figures who had been imprisoned under the French Mandate. Among the protestors were many women. They were fighting for Lebanon’s independence even though the union they belonged to, which was pushing to acknowledge women […]

    May 9, 2019
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    63,000 children out of work and into school! The Stop Child Labour coalition (coordinated by Hivos) and its 25 partner organizations are celebrating a milestone: 15 years of the coalition’s successful work. Fifteen years ago, the Stop Child Labour campaign launched with this credo: “school is the best place to work.”  Basically, no child should […]

    May 7, 2019
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    On April 26, the Waorani People in Ecuador won a historic legal victory to protect 500,000 acres of their rainforest from oil extraction activities. The lawsuit was brought against three government bodies for conducting a faulty consultation process with the community before putting their territory up for concession in an international oil auction. The ruling […]

    April 30, 2019
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    Hivos leads new LGBT+ consortium in Africa In more than 32 countries in Africa, same sex conduct is punishable by law, and in some countries such as Nigeria, family members and friends can sometimes face criminal charges if they are found guilty of “aiding or abetting” same-sex relationships. These laws foster a culture of discrimination […]

    April 23, 2019
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    Hivos and Greenpeace are deeply saddened by the death of the environmental monitor Cristian Javá (22) from the indigenous community of La Petrolera, who died after an attack by illegal invaders that entered the indigenous territory. Javá was part of the PUINAMUDT, one of the local partners that receives support from the All Eyes on […]

    April 20, 2019
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    In Bolivia, fear and stigmatization cause many people to ostracize and disrespect people because of their HIV-status, their (actual or perceived) sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Members of the LGBTI community are often discriminated against, and live without expressions of affection – even from their own families. They experience unequal treatment in the workplace […]

    April 10, 2019
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    What is it like to be a transgender person in Honduras? Shantal is one of three transgender persons whose lives are documented in the film, titled m/f/x. The film premiered last week at the Amsterdam Pink Film Days. Hivos spoke with Shantal, who was in the Netherlands for the premiere. Honduras is not a safe […]

    March 27, 2019