This white paper outlines the ambition, approach and Theory of Change of one of Hivos’ three impact areas: Civic Rights in a Digital Age.
Across the regions we work in, we observe shrinking civic space and freedom, the spread of narratives that divide people and undermine truth, deepening exclusion of the most marginalized people, and collapsing trust in democratic institutions.
Hivos sees vital opportunities to strengthen the people, initiatives and organizations who confront these challenges, and who imagine and push for alternatives.
Hivos works with them to put their agency and priorities at the center of global and local efforts to promote Civic Rights in a Digital Age. Deeper and broader collaboration between these diverse actors from the Global South is at the core of our approach.