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    The estimates depend on whom you ask, but one thing is certain. Since the start of the Syrian war in 2011, hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed and wounded. Millions more have had to leave everything behind, including family, in search of safety. As international power blocks fight to secure their own interests […]

    January 16, 2020
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    Hivos is pleased to announce the second Colourful Workplaces Conference on 19 and 20 February 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Colourful Workplaces Conference is Africa’s leading conference on diversity and inclusion and takes place biennially. The conference brings together thought leaders and key decision makers to share ideas and inspire inclusive African societies. Their main […]

    January 15, 2020
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    Jakarta’s 2019 PARARA Healthy Food Festival Sharing food has always been part of Indonesia’s culture. Eating as a family or with friends not only gives nourishment, but also lets us share our culture and heritage through food. This is also the thinking behind Jakarta’s biennial PARARA Festival. It was first held in 2015 to display […]

    December 20, 2019
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    Premier open contracting portal launched in Makueni County, Kenya On December 9 2019, Anti-Corruption Day, in Kenya one message was clear: the fight against corruption needs to be innovative because corruption is likewise becoming more inventive each year. The occasion was marked in Makueni County by leaders from across Kenya who gathered to celebrate strides […]

    December 18, 2019
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    LGBT+ people in Guatemala are frequently discriminated against in their daily lives. Most political parties do little to change that. In the battle for votes, they call out loudly in favor of the “traditional family” as defined by the conservative Christian majority. They have no problem with the fact that they’re excluding and stigmatizing parts […]

    November 25, 2019
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    November 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is dedicated to the victims of transphobia who have been killed as a result of hatred and fear of trans people, as well as to remembering the ongoing violence suffered by this community. Unfortunately, this year’s balance is anything but positive. We are dismayed at the […]

    November 20, 2019
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    Hivos is proud to announce two new LGBT+ projects in Latin America. Both projects will contribute to strengthening the LGBT+ community. One will be implemented in Guatemala and was made possible by the Swedish Embassy. It aims to educate LGBT+ youth about their rights. The other project, funded by the Dutch Embassy, will change the […]

    November 19, 2019
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    Fatoumata Sanfo lives in Burkina Faso, in the heart of the Sahel region. For her, “socio-economic transformation” simply means access to clean, safe and affordable energy to cook meals for her family. Her story is representative of the worrying global situation of populations in developing countries still dependent on firewood and charcoal as a source […]

    November 11, 2019
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    Hivos will be joining forces with over 1000 impact-makers at the 4th edition of ImpactFest in The Hague from November 5 to 7. Powered by ImpactCity and in partnership with Investing for Impact, this event showcases innovations that make the world a better place to live. ImpactFest also aims to show that social impact and economic success can go […]

    November 4, 2019
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    Hivos and Greenpeace condemn violence against Indigenous Peoples and stand in solidarity with the Guajajara people in the face of the murder of Guardian Paulo Paulino Guajajara. The Indigenous Forest Guardian Paulo Paulino Guajajara was shot dead this Friday (1st November) in an ambush by loggers inside the Araribóia Indigenous Land, in the Amazon state of Maranhão. […]

    November 2, 2019