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    The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted people’s lives socially and economically in a global challenge the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades. While many governments were swift to implement economic stimulus packages, lockdowns and curfews, marginalized groups such as LGBTIQ+ persons, women and sex workers found themselves at the margins of these responses and […]

    May 14, 2021
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    Amani, My Friend, the prototype of an interactive digital game, has won a friendly competition between master’s students studying media design at the University of Design and Applied Arts of Geneva (HEAD). The competition aimed to support the development of virtual tools which foster the exchange of information on HIV and sexual health among adolescent […]

    May 3, 2021
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    Hivos is proud to announce that Sheila Oparaocha, International Coordinator and Program Manager of our ENERGIA program, has won the prestigious Sixth Annual Carnot Prize issued by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania for her distinguished contributions to energy policy. The Carnot Prize is named in memory of the French scientist and […]

    April 19, 2021
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    Inspiring change by financing green, inclusive growth in emerging markets Triodos Investment Management and Hivos have signed a new five-year strategic agreement for Hivos-Triodos Fund, further strengthening the fund’s focus on financing successful renewable energy and sustainable agriculture businesses in developing countries. Green and inclusive Founded in 1994 by Triodos Bank and Hivos, Hivos-Triodos Fund […]

    April 13, 2021
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    As 2021 gets underway, Hivos is embarking on a quest to provide green economic opportunities to more than 9,000 young North Africans by 2024. With an alliance of thirteen members, Hivos’ new GreenWorks program aims to mitigate the impact of climate change through job creation and economic empowerment across North Africa. In North Africa, we […]

    April 9, 2021
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    “Decolonizing the development sector” started as a radical idea to rethink power structures in the social justice debate. It has now become an uncomfortable reality that many international NGOs and the philanthropy world have to grapple with. The term “decolonizing”, which also evokes historical struggles for independence,  calls for structural change in more than just […]

    April 7, 2021
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    Thanks to the financial support of The Rockefeller Foundation, the Amazon Indigenous Health Route will improve access to Covid-19 care for 339,000 individuals from 23 Indigenous peoples and local communities in the Ecuadorian, Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon. In the Amazon, Covid-19 represents an increasing threat. The lack of access to health services and a proper […]

    April 6, 2021
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    In a new step to further decentralize its operations, Hivos is announcing the launch of the Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial. The yayasan (foundation in English) is a Jakarta-based Indonesian organization that will take over Hivos’ activities in Southeast Asia. The birth of the yayasan was spearheaded by several developments that came together over the […]

    March 30, 2021
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    At the 2021 Pink Film Days festival, Hivos will present the Free to be me Award to “Valentina” – an impressive film from Brazil that powerfully portrays the importance of being – and embracing – oneself. This 2020 production by director Cássio Pereira dos Santos stands up for the rights of (young) transgender people. The […]

    March 19, 2021
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    Can you shift the way people think about gender and sexuality? More often than not, effective public campaigns play a crucial role in changing the way people think. Our new publication Changing Hearts and Minds shares how activists from countries as diverse as Poland, Costa Rica, Ukraine, Nepal, Zimbabwe and Southern Africa are doing incredible […]

    March 15, 2021