- Women’s Empowerment X
- Sexual Rights and Diversity X
- Sustainable Food X
- Renewable Energy X
My transgender identity: a story of resilience and strength
This is a glimpse into a prejudiced, rural, and non-inclusive Nicaragua which is at the same time diverse, courageous, and resilient. LGBTIQ activist Jacob Ellis tells us the story of Yasuri Potoy Ortiz, a young trans woman. Narrated in the first person, the story shows what life is like for trans people in Nicaragua and […]
We bring our colors out with pride to celebrate
To honor the fall of Vicky and Bessy and the tens of LGBT people murdered every year in Honduras, we bring our colors out with pride to celebrate diversity and fight for our rights. We realize our fight will not end here, but together with brave people like Osman and Kory we are one step closer.
Raising voices around the world
Reflecting on five years of Citizen Agency
In a country plagued by corruption, how can you prevent another toxic mining spill? Is it possible to end malnutrition without listening to everyone’s ideas, mothers’ as well as ministers’? Or, propel women’s development when their needs are mere footnotes in energy policy planning? For this, you need to partner with courageous and determined civil society organizations.
Transparency platform takes on mining tycoon’s toxic spill
Fighting for justice
How the “worst environmental disaster in modern times” leads to a transparency platform in Mexico. Designed by Hivos partner PODER, the platform aims to improve corporate accountability. Let us take you back to August 6, 2014.
Open up contracting, open up health
Choosing the life of an activist
Oscar Guzman lives with HIV. This means he needs to take medication for the rest of his life. “I know the fear of not having access to these medicines,” he explains. Many people living with HIV don’t have access to treatment. In Guatemala, there are about 50,000 people living with HIV, but only 16,000 of them receive treatment.
Nicole: black and indigenous; activist and mother, defending human rights in Honduras
Nicole isn’t just an afro. She is a woman, she is black, she is indigenous, she is Garifuna. A manager, an activist, a mother, a daughter, a sister – and much more. And we also know she is ready to defend her entire family and the entire community from the prejudice that has haunted them for centuries.
The crucial role of open contracting in the COVID-19 crisis
Transparency needed in Latin America’s health purchases
The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in a way that seemed unimaginable only weeks ago. While governments struggle to keep their health systems afloat, stocks dwindle and prices of medical equipment surge. In response, the call for transparency and accountability in health procurement is growing.
A Turn for the Better: recovering traditional foods in Bolivia
Prioritizing Andean grains and promoting biodiversity and can lead to more sustainable, healthy diets in Bolivia. A Turn for the Better shows the vital role that women play in the food system, from production to consumption.
“Without the jungle, our lives are over”
How indigenous communities in Ecuador fight to preserve the Amazon rainforest
“When I was a kid, the oil companies had already started invading our territories. They gave us presents and food, so I had no idea what harm they were doing to our land. But my grandparents taught me that we shouldn’t give these companies access to our lands.”
Implementing sexual harassment policies on flower farms
Sexual harassment is prevalent in the floriculture industry in East and Southern Africa. Women are hired to do the lowest-paid jobs, whereas men often fulfil supervisory or managerial roles. This imbalance of power, combined with wages too low to earn a decent living, leads to many sexual harassment incidents.
Working together for living wages
How do you get governments, producers, retailers, certifiers and civil society to step up efforts together towards a living wage in the agri-food sector? You organize “The Only Way is Up!” – the first major European conference on living wages organized in seven years.
Our promise for the future of good food What was the Sustainable Food Systems Conference about? If IICA’s walls in Costa Rica could speak after the 2nd Sustainable Food Systems Conference, they would probably utter three words to describe the energy of those days: entropy, persistence and passion. More than 150 One Planet Network’s members from all over […]