• Are you an African innovator looking to shape the future of the African continent? Join Hivos this December when we will be launching the first edition of an exciting new initiative, “African Crossroads.” We are looking for daring entrepreneurs, artists, filmmakers, technologists, designers and futurists who would like to join the community that will be shaping […]

    September 27, 2018
  • Submission Deadline: July 19, 2018 Duration: August 2018 to December 2018 Project Location: Morocco (city to be determined by selected partner) Budget: 25,000 Euros In early December 2018, Hivos will organize the “Africa Design Summit” in Morocco. Over the course of this event, creative practitioners from across Africa will gather to examine the emerging intellectual, technological, and cultural trends […]

    June 28, 2018
  • Digital Earth is a six-month fellowship for artists and designers based in Africa or Asia working across a variety of media who would like to investigate our current technological reality. It is a unique research support program that helps experienced artists to reflect, research, experiment and produce work. The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend […]

    June 27, 2018
  • On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia, IDAHOT, we celebrate that homosexuality was officially erased from the International Classification of Diseases as a psychological disorder in 1990. While we have made some progress in addressing barriers associated with sexual rights, discrimination against LGBTI+ people is still increasing. Worldwide, millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and […]

    May 17, 2018
  • On Wednesday evening, after a twelve-hour plus hearing, the Turkish judge ruled that two human rights trainers and six human rights activists belonging to the so-called Istanbul 10* may await their trial in freedom. Hivos is relieved that the trainers Ali Gharavi and Peter Steudtner and the others can return home to their families after […]

    October 26, 2017
  • 100 DAYS OF LEARNING is the 2017 programme – and final edition – of knowledge platform Age of Wonderland, a global learning programme initiated by Hivos and Baltan Laboratories in 2014. This year, innovators, scientists, engineers, artists, designers, social entrepreneurs and thinkers from around the world were invited to share stories and ideas gained from […]

    October 17, 2017
  • On September 22, websites of international NGOs and regional and local organizations all over the world turned their home pages blank. So did Hivos. We were protesting against the oppression of active citizens and organizations who want their voices to be heard, who want to gather or demonstrate peacefully. We went silent in solidarity with those […]

    September 23, 2017
  • Today, women in Lebanon are fighting for equal access to opportunities and rights without prejudice against their gender, their expectations and their careers. This fight requires attention for and analysis of the deep-rooted patriarchal structures that by their very nature exclude women. When Lebanese women decide to become politically active, they are faced with many […]

    September 12, 2017
  • The detention on remand of two trainers from Sweden and Germany hired by Hivos and eight human rights defenders, including Amnesty International’s director in Turkey, has been extended by seven days. The Istanbul Ten’, as they are now referred to in the media, are being held in a police prison in Istanbul, in five-person cells. […]

    July 13, 2017
  • On the evening of 5 July, we received the news that all the participants of a digital security training organised by Hivos in Turkey had been arrested and placed in incommunicado detention. This is the first time such a thing has happened to Hivos. The detainees include a trainer from Germany, a trainer from Sweden, […]

    July 11, 2017