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    LGBT+ people in Guatemala are frequently discriminated against in their daily lives. Most political parties do little to change that. In the battle for votes, they call out loudly in favor of the “traditional family” as defined by the conservative Christian majority. They have no problem with the fact that they’re excluding and stigmatizing parts […]

    November 25, 2019
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    November 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is dedicated to the victims of transphobia who have been killed as a result of hatred and fear of trans people, as well as to remembering the ongoing violence suffered by this community. Unfortunately, this year’s balance is anything but positive. We are dismayed at the […]

    November 20, 2019
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    Hivos is proud to announce two new LGBT+ projects in Latin America. Both projects will contribute to strengthening the LGBT+ community. One will be implemented in Guatemala and was made possible by the Swedish Embassy. It aims to educate LGBT+ youth about their rights. The other project, funded by the Dutch Embassy, will change the […]

    November 19, 2019
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    Hivos and Greenpeace condemn violence against Indigenous Peoples and stand in solidarity with the Guajajara people in the face of the murder of Guardian Paulo Paulino Guajajara. The Indigenous Forest Guardian Paulo Paulino Guajajara was shot dead this Friday (1st November) in an ambush by loggers inside the Araribóia Indigenous Land, in the Amazon state of Maranhão. […]

    November 2, 2019
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    Hivos is excited to announce the release of the Digital First Aid Kit, a free resource produced by RaReNet and CiviCERT to help digital security trainers, rapid responders and tech-savvy activists better protect themselves and the communities they support against the most common types of digital emergencies. The kit can also be used by human […]

    October 22, 2019
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    Hivos and ALEP are proud to announce that The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria has approved a new US$ 10.5 million program that supports the sustainability of services for key HIV populations in Latin America. Hivos was selected by Alianza Liderazgo en Positivo (Positive Leadership Alliance) as the Principal Recipient for this program, […]

    September 25, 2019
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    Have you ever been told to “act like a man” or “act like a lady”? Are you aware of your biases? Do you know how to be truly inclusive? Hivos is proud to present a new online training that will help you and your organization address these questions. Our Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, […]

    July 10, 2019
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    We are shocked by the devastating news of the murder of Bessy Ferrera (known as Bessy Watson), who was killed on July 8 in the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Bessy was a trans activist who has worked relentlessly for the human rights and dignity of trans people and the LGBTI community in Honduras. She was […]

    July 9, 2019
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    On June 5, World Environment Day, the Collaborative Advocacy Network published an open letter signed by thirty-eight civil society organizations, including Hivos. The “Open Letter to the Brazilian Parliamentarians” urges the Brazilian Congress to advance a positive social and environmental agenda to promote sustainable development. At an event held in the Brazilian Congress on the […]

    June 6, 2019
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    On April 26, the Waorani People in Ecuador won a historic legal victory to protect 500,000 acres of their rainforest from oil extraction activities. The lawsuit was brought against three government bodies for conducting a faulty consultation process with the community before putting their territory up for concession in an international oil auction. The ruling […]

    May 1, 2019