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World Bank Group investments in oil, coal, and gas lending

The new President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, has spoken repeatedly in the last five months about the severe consequences of climate change for people in developing countries. Hivos and other civil society groups have welcomed this position. However, it is now the time for Dr. Kim to lead the World Bank Group in following those words with action. That is the message that nearly 60 development, environment, faith-based, human rights, and community groups conveyed in a letter to Dr.

Former Guatemalan dictator José Efrain Ríos Montt (1982-83) and his then chief of military intelligence, José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, are on trial in Guatemala for genocide and crimes against humanity. The charges arise from systematic massacres of the country’s indigenous population carried out by military and paramilitary forces during the country’s brutal civil war.

Minister Ploumen receives report

At the end of 2012, the Evert Vermeer Foundation travelled to Tanzania to assess the role and impact of Dutch and European biofuel policy on developing countries. Their report, "Fuelling progress or poverty? The EU and biofuels in Tanzania", co-founded by Hivos, was presented on 27 March 2013 by Hivos partner Fair Politics to Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen. 

Courtesty of None on Record

With Uganda grabbing the headlines for its strong anti-homosexual stance, the establishment of a regional presence of None on Record (NOR), could not come at a more interesting time.

Participants at Syrian Women's Peace initiative during closing reception for three day conference

Hivos welcomes the establishment of the Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace (SWFP), which aims to strengthen the role of Syrian women in forging peace in Syria and push Syrian and international public opinion to ensure that decision-makers adopt peaceful means in building a democratic state in Syria.

Performance of the Vagina Dialogues in Nairobi

One in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. Those are the shocking statistics that women have to deal with.

JFI report cover

Justice for Iran (JFI),  a London-based human rights organisation, and Hivos partner since 2010, is calling on international bodies - specifically the European Union, the U.S.

Women in demonstration

Hivos works with frontrunners of change and social justice to further women’s rights and advocate for new laws protecting women against discrimination and sexual and domestic violence. Today, many of these partners are celebrating International Women’s Day with marches, events, debates and special publications. Here are the activities planned by some of them.

Women standing in solidarity with Syrian detainees and martyrs

On this International Women’s Day, Hivos is proud to announce that it will manage a new initiative for women in the Arab world: Women on the Frontline. The three-year €5.8 million initiative is funded by the Dutch Government and will promote women's participation in the political process in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain, Yemen and Libya. Hivos will manage the fund together with PwC.

Plowing a field and sowing seeds in Ethiopia

Over 60 leading experts from around the world gathered in Dublin on 6 March, 2013 to drive European action on the fight against hunger.