Hivos International

Sexual Rights and Diversity

Hivos believes that all people should be able to have control over their own bodies and sexuality; that people should be able to express their sexual orientation and gender identity freely, without having to suffer threats, violence or exclusion. Yet in far too many countries in the world, people who do not conform to the heterosexual norm or have been born in the wrong body are discriminated against or even persecuted for who they are. Read more.

Key Focal Areas

  • Hivos started working on HIV in the early 90’s, approaching the epidemic with a broad development and human rights perspective.

  • Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information and services can be extremely challenging in low-and-middle-income countries.

  • Inequality is a global problem that equally affects the prospects of children and adults, men and women, gay and straight, healthy and disabled.