Freedom & Dignity
Hivos believes every human being has the right to live in freedom and dignity. To believe what they want, voice their opinions, challenge governments, and influence the established order.
Self-determination & Diversity
Hivos believes all people should be able to live in freedom and dignity regardless of their sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion. The beauty of human kind lies in our diversity.
Equality & Social Justice
We are not the same, but we are equal. Hivos believes everyone should be treated as such, and this should be reflected in the way our social and legal systems work.
Citizens have rights as well as duties. Hivos believes that taking care of those around us and living life without damaging others or our planet, should be a given.
Sustainable use of our Planet’s Resources
Hivos believes sustainable use of natural resources is crucial for our current and future prosperity. This means reducing our negative environmental impact and restoring what has been degraded.