Hivos International


El patrimonio del gabinete de Evo

With one click, Nelfi Fernández, Williams Chorolque and Elizabeth Arostegui opened up more than just doors in Bolivia. After months of work and research, on January 21st they launched El patrimonio del gabinete de Evo (The Assets of Evo’s Cabinet), a project that has received attention of Latin American media and civil society interested in transparency and accountability. For the project’s creators, this is just a beginning.

Big Data - Big DADA? **

After two successful editions of Age of Wonderland, its founding organisations Hivos and Baltan Laboratories are inviting artists, designers, scientists and other creative thinkers and doers to investigate, develop and share ideas or scenarios for its 2016 residency and public programme revolving around ‘Big Data’.

All rights reserved. Photo: IV Encuentro Latinoamericano de Teatro del Oprimido

If you happen to be in Matagalpa, Nicaragua right now, you might notice a new buzz in the air. Maybe because this is the first time that the country is hosting the Latin American event Theater of the Oppressed, an international meeting of over 350 artists from 23 different countries who have brought all their creativity, activism and discussions to the city.

As many as 106 films will have their world premiere at the 2016 Rotterdam International Film Festival (27 January to 7 February), with more than 260 filmmakers from 50 countries attending. This year, Hivos is proud to once again be the main sponsor of the festival, which is known for its distinctive and innovative programming. A particularly interesting element is the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition for international film talent.

Hivos, the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation are organising a three-day conference on biogas and clean cooking. The conference will take place from 5 to 7 April 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

On December 17 and 18, 2015, the Arab Internet Governance Forum brought together hundreds of participants from across the Middle East and North Africa to debate essential topics in Internet policy, including the digital divide, surveillance, censorship, and net neutrality.

A historic climate agreement was adopted in Paris on 12 December 2015. Historic because all 195 nations participated and indicated the steps they will take to drastically reduce CO2 emissions.

On this International Human Rights Day, we take the opportunity to remember the brave Libyan activist Salwa Bugaighis, who believed deeply in human rights, women´s rights and equality for all, and who paid the ultimate price for her convictions. Salwa was one of the founders of the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace, and played a very active role in the 2011 revolt against Colonel Qaddafi.

IRA-Mauritania (Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement Mauritania), an organisation dedicated to abolish slavery in Mauritania, will receive the Human Rights Tulip Award on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2015. The prize of 100,000 euros, awarded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Dutch Government, is devoted to courageous and innovative human rights defenders worldwide.

Modern slavery

‘Prevention’ is the 2015 theme of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Violence against women is one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world. Many of the responses to address violence against women have focused mainly on supporting victims.