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    The publication of the Hivos Annual Report and Accounts 2019 has been delayed until September 2020. During 2019 we have changed our financial and project management administrative systems in order to improve our operations and controls. Migrating from one system to the other has temporarily led to the use of two systems simultaneously, which made […]

    July 1, 2020
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    The Covid-19 pandemic not only affects the health of Indigenous communities, it also exacerbates existing threats to their territories and resources. Even though the Indigenous communities have adopted voluntary self-isolation, the invasion and destruction of their lands continues. This spreads the virus further, while violating their territorial and human rights. Hivos, through the All Eyes […]

    June 23, 2020
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    2020 will go down in history as the year that put a hold on daily life around the globe. We have an opportunity to make sure it will also be remembered as the year in which the fight for more inclusive, transparent and green societies gained a new and inspired push. The actions that we […]

    June 15, 2020
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    We’re thrilled to announce the release of a 10-track album that was made during last year’s edition of African Crossroads. KIUNGA, the Swahili equivalent of “crossroads”, features music that represents a contemporary blend of Afro urban music, from classical Taarab to Afrofusion and the thumping energy of East African dance hall. The album was launched […]

    June 15, 2020
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    This week, George Floyd’s funeral service was held in Houston, in the United States. The videos of his killing at the hands of police officers have ignited worldwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism. From Cape Town to Minneapolis and from Sao Paolo to Amsterdam. Hundreds of thousands of people are expressing their anger, […]

    June 11, 2020
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    Do you lead a creative hub or intend to do so? Then we have got the toolkit for you! This feature enriches your own learning journey, clarifies your thinking as a hub leader and allows you to engage with your team to get different perspectives and align ideas. Whether you want to define the purpose […]

    June 11, 2020
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    On May 26, 2020, Costa Rica turns the page to array itself in rainbow colors. This small territory of just fifty-one thousand square kilometers and five million inhabitants, located between North and South America, becomes the 29th country in the world to allow marriage between people without distinction of gender or sexual orientation. Equal marriage […]

    May 26, 2020
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    By Caroline Wahome High food prices and loss of income have emerged as the major concerns for women working on flower farms in Kenya. A rapid assessment of the effects of COVID-19 by Hivos East Africa Women@Work indicates that food security is a major concern mainly due to job losses and increasing food prices. The […]

    May 14, 2020
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    In the run-up to IDAHOT on May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we’re sharing stories from the countries where Hivos is committed to the LGBT community. In more than 25 countries, we work with LGBT organizations and activists. That collaboration often goes back decades. Slowly but surely, we are working on […]

    May 11, 2020
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    Arts and culture are crucial in a time of global crisis. And we’re not alone in thinking this. Together with the DOEN Foundation and Prince Claus Fund, we affirm our continuing support for artists and cultural organizations. “We all need inspiration to help us work through difficult times and imagine a different future.” Read our […]

    April 22, 2020