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    Every year on August 9 the world celebrates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. As part of this celebration, we are highlighting the crucial role that Indigenous communities play in protecting the Amazon rainforest. Their role of defenders is now even more important because the rainforest is actually emitting more carbon than it […]

    August 9, 2021
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    In the fight to protect the Amazon, Indigenous Peoples are not only up against illegal land grabbers, loggers and other invaders of their lands who are not afraid to resort to violence. They are also faced with local, regional and national governments who foster a culture of impunity that has a devastating effect on Indigenous […]

    July 15, 2021
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    Pamela Valenzuela was truly a force to be reckoned with. She dedicated her life to advancing the rights of trans people in Bolivia. Her inspiring story is one of breaking barriers throughout a lifetime. She touched the hearts of members of the international LGBTIQ+ community and will be remembered for her courage by many of […]

    July 8, 2021
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    A video message featuring LGBTQI+ activist Jairo from Guyana has won the High Flyer Award for best messaging by a development organization. The video was produced as part of the Right Here Right Now program by Rutgers, the Netherlands center of expertise on sexuality, and Hivos. Right Here Right Now supports young activists from different […]

    July 7, 2021
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    Hivos and All Eyes on the Amazon partners met at the tenth edition of RightsCon to share strategies to strengthen land defense processes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic Reshaping resistance and resilience in the Amazon: strategies of Indigenous peoples and local communities to build power in COVID-19 times was the Community-Lab at the […]

    June 13, 2021
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    The 10th anniversary edition of RightsCon is taking place next week. The (online) event brings together business leaders, human rights defenders, government representatives, technologists, and journalists from around the world to tackle the most pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and technology. Issues that are also high on Hivos’ change agenda. This year, Hivos […]

    June 3, 2021
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    For the second time, we celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia during the Covid-19 pandemic. As we reflected last year, the LGBTIQ+ community has been disproportionately impacted. Limited access to economic support programs and redirection of funds means that the longer this pandemic lasts, the harder it will be for the LGBTIQ+ […]

    May 17, 2021
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    Hivos welcomes the decision of US President Joe Biden to rescind the Mexico City Policy, commonly known as the Global Gag Rule (GGR). It banned international NGOs from accessing USD 8.8 billion in aid meant for the health sector, upon which millions of women globally depend for reproductive health goods and services. While this repeal […]

    January 29, 2021
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    We find ourselves at a moment in time when the true extent of the challenges facing the world has been thrown into stark relief. To ensure Hivos remains well-equipped to address these challenges – together with our partners and allies – we have adopted a new strategic direction. In a nutshell, Hivos will bring more […]

    January 22, 2021