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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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    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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    Every day, human rights defenders in Guatemala come under serious threat. These courageous people deserve our support and must be protected. That is why we have designed an effective tool to help: the Activist Alert. We want to make this system available to Guatemala as soon as possible. But we need funding for that. That’s why […]

    April 4, 2019
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    Hivos has launched its first-ever international crowdfunding campaign. We are raising money for a tool to protect courageous human rights defenders in Guatemala – it’s an alert system called: The Activist Alert. In neighboring Honduras, the warning system has already proven effective. Our goal is to make it available to Guatemala as soon as possible, […]

    April 4, 2019
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    Costa Rica will be evaluated by 2 international human rights mechanisms The country has outstanding historical debts on this matter On May 13, Costa Rica will be examined by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a mechanism established by the United Nations Human Rights Council, whose purpose is to review and ensure respect and guarantee of […]

    March 26, 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