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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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    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