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    Growing inequality and discrimination, coupled with political repression, are having a terrible impact on girls and young women, as well as youth with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. We support these groups in building resilient movements, and together we advocate for policies, laws and public services that advance equality for all. Here we look […]

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    Increasingly, climate-related disasters – floods, droughts, heatwaves and wildfires – are devastating vast areas and killing or displacing hundreds of millions of people. The worst impacts are felt in the Global South, which has done the least to cause climate change. So Hivos is focusing on shifting funds, knowledge, and decision-making power to communities on […]

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    In the regions where we work, we see a steady loss of civic rights and freedoms, the quick spread of disinformation and divisive rhetoric, increasing exclusion of marginalized groups, and a growing mistrust of democratic institutions. Hivos provides hundreds of human rights and environmental defenders, journalists, artists, and accountability campaigners around the world with practical […]

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    Global Girls Creating Change (G2C2) Urban Futures Voices for Just Climate Action GreenWorks ENERGIA Health and Climate Change: Challenges for Amazonian Indigenous Peoples AfriFOODlinks Energizing the power of women in Central America FOCUS The Challenge Fund for a Just Transition The West & Central Africa Alliance for biodigester promotion Hivos-Triodos Fund View more items

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    EU System for an Enabling Environment for Civil Society (EU SEE) Digital Defenders Partnership Qudurat: fostering a resilient media ecosystem PROTECT Work: No Child’s Business African Crossroads Resource Of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) Ended Freedom of Expression and Information in Tunisia   Ended Openness 4 Covid-19 Response & Recovery in Kenya (O4C19) Ended Voices and actions […]

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    Free to be Me We Lead Rural Women Cultivating Change Program (RWCC) Forward with Diversity Alianza Liderazgo en Positivo (ALEP) Diverse and Inclusive Guatemala Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Fund Voice Ended Women Transforming Central America Ended Libre de Ser Ended She Leads Ended Empowering key populations in Bolivia

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    Namibia’s groundbreaking ruling: a victory for LGBTIQ+ equality We Speak podcast Launch of the Manas Initiative in Belém: Empowering Girls to Lead Global Climate Action Brazilian Indigenous people gather in thousands to protest land rights infringements Hivos co-leads landmark EU partnership to support civil society globally Hivos reacts to Dutch coalition agreement Why We Lead […]

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    Namibia’s groundbreaking ruling: a victory for LGBTIQ+ equality We Speak podcast Launch of the Manas Initiative in Belém: Empowering Girls to Lead Global Climate Action Brazilian Indigenous people gather in thousands to protest land rights infringements Hivos co-leads landmark EU partnership to support civil society globally Hivos reacts to Dutch coalition agreement Why We Lead […]

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    Namibia’s groundbreaking ruling: a victory for LGBTIQ+ equality We Speak podcast Launch of the Manas Initiative in Belém: Empowering Girls to Lead Global Climate Action Brazilian Indigenous people gather in thousands to protest land rights infringements Hivos co-leads landmark EU partnership to support civil society globally Hivos reacts to Dutch coalition agreement Why We Lead […]