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  • Women & Youth Voices Newsletter

    This edition of the Women & Youth Voices Newsletter celebrates the women and youth that we work with through our various programs. As we reflect on the 2023, with a focus on the elections held in August 2023 in Zimbabwe, it is clear that women and youth played a critical role in shaping the outcome. […]

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  • Annual Report 2022

    Despite the challenges of 2022, we also saw positive developments. Hivos and its partners achieved successes in areas of gender equality and diversity, climate justice, and civic rights. A selection of these can be found in our Annual Report 2022.

    The annual accounts are also included in this report.

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  • Voices Newsletter

    2023 is a decisive year in Zimbabwe – not only for Hivos’ work to empower women  – but this August Zimbabwe is holding its Harmonized Elections (parliamentary, provincial, local and presidential elections). It is a time that offers opportunities for women in politics to step up and be recognized as leaders. Stories from across the […]

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  • Charter on women political participation and decision making

    In February 2023, various women’s rights organizations came together and produced an election charter seeking gender equality within political parties in Zimbabwe.

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  • Creative Industries Recovery Strategy Workshop

    Together with the National Arts Council of Zambia (NAC), Hivos organized a workshop to help creatives, artists and lobbyists think of new critical ideas for the sustainability of the arts in Zambia. Their views were also used in formulating Zambia’s National Arts Policy.

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  • Case Study: Promoting Regional Collaboration for Youth-led Advocacy

    This case study examines how the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights has built and supported a grassroots sub-regional youth movement to enhance young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services and information, including safe and legal abortion.

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  • Contextual analysis on the age of consent for adolescents’ access to SRHR in malawi

    The Regional SRHR Fund developed a Malawi Age of Consent contextual analysis with the aim to support the undertaking of an evidence-led advocacy process by focusing on age of consent barriers to adolescents’ access to SRH services in Malawi.

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  • Promoting adolescent access to sexual and reproductive health services

    A case study of Zambian Youth Platform promoting adolescent access to sexual and reproductive health services

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  • Case Study – Ending child marriages among girls with disabilities

    The case study is part of the Regional SRHR Fund’s documentation of case studies aimed at supporting cross learning and knowledge sharing to enable organizations conceptualize, design and coordinate adolescent SRHR advocacy. This initiative has been made possible with support from Sida through the Regional SRHR Fund.

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  • Putting justice at the heart of climate finance

    This paper outlines why money should flow to the local level by showcasing good examples of locally led climate solutions. It provides examples of several existing mechanisms that have been designed to increase participation, transparency and accountability as potential vehicles to channel much needed resources to these kinds of solutions.

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