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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
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    Hivos and Greenpeace are deeply saddened by the death of the environmental monitor Cristian Javá (22) from the indigenous community of La Petrolera, who died after an attack by illegal invaders that entered the indigenous territory. Javá was part of the PUINAMUDT, one of the local partners that receives support from the All Eyes on […]

    April 20, 2019
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    In Bolivia, fear and stigmatization cause many people to ostracize and disrespect people because of their HIV-status, their (actual or perceived) sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Members of the LGBTI community are often discriminated against, and live without expressions of affection – even from their own families. They experience unequal treatment in the workplace […]

    April 10, 2019
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    Hivos in Bolivia has been awarded for its best practices and contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in particular to SDG 10 “Reduced Inequalities.” The Confederation of Private Businesses in Bolivia (CEPB) rewarded projects by NGOs, public and private sector that are making an outstanding contribution to the sustainable development agenda. The awards were […]

    March 14, 2019
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    Hivos is proud to announce the release of a moving documentary about the lives of three transgender people. The film, titled m/f/x, premiered at the Amsterdam Pink Film Days. It follows the lives of a transgender woman in Honduras, a transgender man in Vietnam and a transgender non-binary person in the Netherlands. Three unique people, […]

    March 12, 2019
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    In 2009, four transgender persons in Guyana were arrested and fined for cross-dressing. In court the judge told them that they were confused about their sexuality. “Go and find Jesus”, was the advice. Now, after nine years of challenging the law and fighting the case, justice has finally been served: Guyana’s law that criminalizes cross-dressing […]

    December 17, 2018
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    Hivos has entered a regional alliance aimed at closing the energy access gap in Central America to achieve 100% coverage for the entire population. The agreement was signed Wednesday, December 12, at the III Energy Week organized by OLADE (Latin American Energy Organization) in Montevideo. By signing this agreement, members of the alliance which includes […]

    December 14, 2018
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    Fighting illegal land grabs and government inaction with satellite data “I’m so scared I’m having difficulties sleeping,” said André Karipuna, a young indigenous community leader of a protected area in the Brazilian Amazon. According to satellite data from fly-overs commissioned by All Eyes on the Amazon in June and October 2018, his fears are very real. And […]

    October 25, 2018
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    Global warming of 2°C above pre-industrial levels is substantially more harmful than 1.5°C, according to the new report on global warming launched by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). A mere two-degree rise in the average global temperature would significantly impact human life, the economy and the global environment. It would mean more severe and longer […]

    October 8, 2018