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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
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    In the state of Maranhão in northern Brazil, a forested area, the village of Caxias was rapidly turning into a large cattle-raising center. It wasn’t long before cattle ranchers and farmers started clashing with the Timbira Indigenous peoples who inhabited the forest. So the ranchers hatched a plan to get rid of them. “The plan […]

    November 12, 2020
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    The Ebook is available in Spanish, Portuguese, English and French. The Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin – COICA, a strategic partner of the All Eyes on the Amazon program, seeks to undertake a management model in the Amazon territory that further promotes the involvement and participation of the youths and connects them […]

    October 28, 2020
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    We are pleased to announce that we are members of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – SDSN! The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was created in 2012 under the auspice of the Secretary General of the United Nations and world leaders from all regions of the world to promote innovative and practical initiatives with the […]

    October 12, 2020
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    By Nout van der Vaart, Hivos Advocacy Officer Sustainable Food The world is facing ever more challenges as the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. Presidents and heads of states must now attend the annual General Assembly digitally. But this is a tiny inconvenience compared to the ways Covid-19 has impacted the world […]

    September 21, 2020
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    “The rapid loss of nature, ecosystems and biodiversity is not only threatening our environment but also health, diets, development, social equity and human rights.”– WWF & Civil Society Call to Action Hivos stands firmly behind this statement, which encapsulates a broad civil society call to action urging heads of state and government to set nature, […]

    September 18, 2020
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    The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the Indigenous peoples and nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon hard. A lack of access to health care and information, and the continuous invasion of their lands, is exacerbating the spread of the virus. Currently community contagion in Indigenous territories is high, leading to many cases of serious illness and deaths. […]

    August 6, 2020
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    We are deeply shocked by the news that two trans activists suffered extreme forms of violence: Catalina Prada was attacked in the streets of Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Scarleth Campbell was murdered in Tegucigalpa, Honduras Catalina Prada, trans activist, human rights defender and member of the Right Here Right Now (RHRN) Platform was attacked in […]

    July 23, 2020
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    A year ago today Bessy Ferrera was murdered. Bessy was a brave trans woman and activist from Honduras. She dared to stand up for her human rights in a society that systematically violates them. A society that excludes and discriminates against LGBTIQ people. Instead of respect and recognition, she got bullets. And she is not […]

    July 8, 2020