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  • news

    Hivos welcomes the swift reaction of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta following the exposé of alleged abuse of funds meant to buy medical supplies for the Covid-19 pandemic. During Kenya’s Covid-19 Virtual Conference held this Monday, the President stated, “I also hereby direct that the Ministry of Health, within the next 30 days, must come up […]

    September 2, 2020
  • news

    Covid-19 is not only threatening people’s health, but also exacerbating the situation of those who were already marginalized. Around the globe, inequality is growing. Gender and sexual minorities in particular are in more danger than before the virus hit them. People are losing their jobs without any social security. They’re being excluded from healthcare and […]

    August 10, 2020
  • news

    The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the Indigenous peoples and nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon hard. A lack of access to health care and information, and the continuous invasion of their lands, is exacerbating the spread of the virus. Currently community contagion in Indigenous territories is high, leading to many cases of serious illness and deaths. […]

    August 6, 2020
  • news

    Earlier this month, Hivos received a grant agreement from the European Union (“Team EU”) for a new program called ACTION – Active Citizens Building Solidarity and Resilience in Response to Covid-19. It will support vulnerable populations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia for the coming two years. Hivos and partners will target marginalized and […]

    July 29, 2020
  • opinion

    Opening opportunities for gender equality in the transition to sustainable energy By Sheila Oparaocha and Elizabeth Cecelski (ENERGIA)**, Rabia Ferroukhi (IRENA), Dymphna van der Lans (Clean Cooking Alliance), Irene Giner-Reichl (GWNET), Monica Maduekwe (ECREEE), Ajaita Shah (Frontier Markets) As women leaders working to achieve sustainable energy for all, we are calling for gender equality in […]

    June 30, 2020
  • news

    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
  • opinion

    Opinion by Karen Hammink and Justus Eisfeld, both Program Development Manager Sexual Rights and Diversity at Hivos Covid-19 demonstrates once again that no disaster affects all people equally. Groups that were already pushed to the margins of society before the virus existed are likely to be most affected. Women and girls, LGBTI persons, people living […]

    June 18, 2020
  • news

    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
  • opinion

    The response to the Covid-19 crisis must not divert the world away from reaching the climate goals, a just energy transition and an equal and inclusive society, say Eco Matser (Program Manager Climate & Energy at Hivos), Sheila Oparaocha (International Coordinator and Program Manager at ENERGIA) and Hon. Kandeh Yumkella (Ph.D., Founder & CEO of […]

    May 19, 2020
  • story

    COVID-19 and the de-medicalization of abortion

    “We have a unique perspective,” is how Kinga explains what Women Help Women is facing in times of COVID-19. Her organization runs a platform that facilitates direct access to safe, self-managed abortions. While she sees how women around the world are disproportionally affected by measures taken to prevent the spread of the corona virus, Kinga points out that these social restrictions are also creating a much-needed rationalization of abortion policies.

  • opinion

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities and revealed to what extent current economic models are not sustainable. It has also shown that most countries are not equipped to cope with a health crisis. The World Food Program is warning that the lives and livelihoods of 265 million people in low and middle-income countries will be […]

    April 29, 2020
  • blog

    Written by Vimbai Chandaengerwa, Communications Officer Women Empowered for Leadership As part of the global fight against the coronavirus, many countries have followed the #StayHome call. Over 90 countries and territories have ordered national lockdowns and encouraged social distancing to slow down its spread. Although the measures are necessary to this end, they’re very hard […]

    April 17, 2020