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    The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the Indigenous peoples and nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon hard. A lack of access to health care and information, and the continuous invasion of their lands, is exacerbating the spread of the virus. Currently community contagion in Indigenous territories is high, leading to many cases of serious illness and deaths. […]

    August 6, 2020
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    We are deeply shocked by the news that two trans activists suffered extreme forms of violence: Catalina Prada was attacked in the streets of Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Scarleth Campbell was murdered in Tegucigalpa, Honduras Catalina Prada, trans activist, human rights defender and member of the Right Here Right Now (RHRN) Platform was attacked in […]

    July 23, 2020
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    In the run-up to IDAHOT on May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we’re sharing stories from the countries where Hivos is committed to the LGBT community. In more than 25 countries, we work with LGBT organizations and activists. That collaboration often goes back decades. Slowly but surely, we are working on […]

    May 11, 2020
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    The current number of fires in the Amazon is one of the highest in recent years. Fires are more common in areas affected by deforestation because this land is often cleared for agriculture by using fires. But they’re not nearly as bad as this year. The Amazon rainforest, the largest in the world, is a […]

    August 29, 2019
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    By Andrés Méndez – Hivos June 12 was a historical day for Latin America and Ecuador, after the country’s Constitutional Court published a ruling approving same-sex marriage. The resolution, supported by 5 of the 9 Court members, was based on the recommendations of the 24-17 Inter American Human Rights Court’s Consultative Opinion. It compels Ecuador […]

    June 13, 2019
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    The Hivos program “Women, Human Rights and HIV,” implemented in collaboration with ICW Latina, was positively rated with an ‘A1 performance,’ which is the highest possible rating given by its donor, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. During a three-year period, the program succeeded in helping women draw up a regional agenda […]

    May 20, 2019
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      Chefs from around the world served dishes made with tropical fruit and other exotic ingredients to celebrate the transformative power of sustainable, diverse, and healthy diets during the One Planet Network II Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems.   Learn more about our participation during the SFS Conference of One Planet Network. Read […]

    February 6, 2019
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    Costa Rica will host the Second Global Conference of the UN Sustainable Food Systems Programme   The event will bring together more than 150 participants from around the world, to discuss how to address the urgent challenge of transforming our currently unsustainable food systems through a more systemic approach, which can simultaneously address all forms […]

    January 27, 2019
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    Civil society is under threat worldwide. Organizations and activists, trade unions, independent media and human rights defenders. All those who stand up for freedom of expression, human rights, a safe and clean environment and a livable climate in the future are struggling to keep their heads above water. They are being thwarted by governments and […]

    November 17, 2018
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    While investors spend billions in coffee company acquisitions and mergers, coffee production on the ground is under threat from all sides. This is negatively impacting future value creation throughout the sector. Without major efforts to adapt production to climate change, increase transparency in the value chain and improve social conditions on farms, global production will […]

    June 14, 2018