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Alliance2015 members’ expectations for the outcome of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Climate Change Convention in Paris

It is anticipated that after decades of negotiation, the international community will finally acknowledge the urgent need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and commit to a transformation of production and consumption patterns.

Indigenous representatives and environmental activists came to the Netherlands to report on the conflicts between indigenous communities in the Amazon and the oil companies active in the area. 

Today marks the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, an opportunity for civil society organisations and political activists to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

Violence against women is not inevitable. It can be prevented. ‘Prevention’ is the theme of the 2015 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The campaign “16 days call for action to End Violence against Women” also starts on this date and continues to Human Rights Day on 10 December.

How can we increase the focus on renewable energy to positively impact the link between energy and gender issues in Kenya?  Hivos together with Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) co

‘The Fox Exploits the Tiger’s Might, a 25-minute film produced by BabibutaFilm and Hivos Southeast Asia, has won a prestigious award at the Indonesia Film Festival (FFI) 2015 for best short film. It was directed by talented young director Lucky Kuswandi, who has received nominations at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Bassel Khartabil, in Undiscloed Location, May Face Death Sentence

Hivos is appalled at the events in Paris that claimed many lives of innocent civilians. IS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were carried out mostly by French citizens. Almost immediately after this horrific violence was wreaked particularly on places of entertainment, calls for drastic measures resounded from every corner, such as closing borders or wiping IS 'off the face of the earth'.

Indonesia has lost one of its most cherished feminist figures. On November 17, 2015, our dear friend Darmayanti Muchtar, more widely known as Yanti Muchtar, passed away at the age of 53 in Gading Pluit Hospital, Jakarta.

Historic is the only word to describe the Cultura en Movimiento (Cultures in Motion) congress, the first meeting of the actors who give life to the arts and culture in Bolivia. More than 300 people, including artists, cultural agents, academics, activists and authorities in the area participated in the event which took place in October in the city of Sucre.