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    The Dutch embassy in Costa Rica has won the first edition of the Human Rights Prize for Dutch Embassies. This biennial prize is awarded by Hivos, together with 17 other Dutch human rights and development organizations, to the Dutch embassy that has been most proactive, concrete and effective in defending and promoting human rights. On […]

    June 17, 2022
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    The female body has historically been a battleground for politics. Despite significant milestones in guaranteeing human rights for all, many women around the world have yet to enjoy the freedom to make decisions about their own bodies. Moreover, women’s bodily autonomy is actually criminalized in many countries and only affirmed through legal and policy frameworks. […]

    March 30, 2022
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    The IPCC report published last week once again shows the urgent need for swift and effective action to counter the climate crisis. This crisis is clearly a political, social and ethical challenge, rather than a purely environmental one. Also, there is no doubt that climate change is affecting those least responsible for it the most. […]

    March 10, 2022
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    Hivos is looking for a Business Development Manager (BDM) Climate Justice. The BDM creates and maintains an intimate and productive relationships with (key) funders, leads business development processes and builds strategic partnerships and consortia for program development and implementation.

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    Around the world, conservative fundamentalism has deliberately targeted the rights of women and sexual minorities in order to advance political agendas. In Central America, this continues to severely impact the position of young women and LGBTIQ+ people.

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    Deadline for applications: January 23, 2022 Scope: Voices for Just Climate Action Reports to: Global Account & Engagement Manager, Regional Director Level: senior role, equals project manager Country: Brazil, 4 years Hours: full time position Location: Remote work, Sao Paulo Compensation: R$15,500 About hivos Hivos is an international development organization guided by humanist values. Together with citizens […]

    January 17, 2022
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    In Brazil, Telma heads the Union of Indigenous Women of the Brazilian Amazon (UMIAB), an organization that champions the rights of Indigenous women. “We have been fighting for years to preserve our territory and to protect the Amazon rainforest from mining and pollution. Now we have to fight against climate change.”