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    Hivos, The Prince Claus Fund, and the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) are proud to announce the launch of Forces of Art – Perspectives from a Changing World. This publication is the result of a major global research project we initiated jointly to investigate the transformative force of art and culture on the lives of people […]

    September 22, 2020
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    A week after Beirut and its population were hit by massive explosions at a warehouse at the city’s port on August 4, everyone is still trying to come to terms with the scale and impact of the disaster. The explosions damaged large parts of the city, killing more than 200 people, injuring over 6,000, and […]

    August 11, 2020
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    We’re thrilled to announce the release of a 10-track album that was made during last year’s edition of African Crossroads. KIUNGA, the Swahili equivalent of “crossroads”, features music that represents a contemporary blend of Afro urban music, from classical Taarab to Afrofusion and the thumping energy of East African dance hall. The album was launched […]

    June 15, 2020
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    2020 will go down in history as the year that put a hold on daily life around the globe. We have an opportunity to make sure it will also be remembered as the year in which the fight for more inclusive, transparent and green societies gained a new and inspired push. The actions that we […]

    June 11, 2020
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    This week, George Floyd’s funeral service was held in Houston, in the United States. The videos of his killing at the hands of police officers have ignited worldwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism. From Cape Town to Minneapolis and from Sao Paolo to Amsterdam. Hundreds of thousands of people are expressing their anger, […]

    June 11, 2020
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    “After surviving the horrors of war for nine years, all that time fighting for peace, human rights, and democracy for the Syrian people, it is this pandemic that frightens me the most.” These are the words of Rajaa Altalli, a Syrian women’s rights activist, and co-founder and co-director of Hivos partner the Center for Civil […]

    March 27, 2020
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    Dear friends of Hivos, The COVID-19 crisis is confronting us all with health risks, social changes, and an uprooted daily life at an incredible speed. We can only try to understand how this is disrupting lives in countries that may have a fragile health system, and where the exact spread and consequences of the virus […]

    March 19, 2020
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    Across the world, 2019 was a year of protests for women’s rights and gender equality. From the Chilean anti-rape anthem performed worldwide to women leading protests in Sudan, Lebanon, and Iraq, these women and their movements successfully used creative content and digital technologies to demand rights and recognition. As did the Hivos-supported women’s empowerment campaign […]

    February 3, 2020
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    The estimates depend on whom you ask, but one thing is certain. Since the start of the Syrian war in 2011, hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed and wounded. Millions more have had to leave everything behind, including family, in search of safety. As international power blocks fight to secure their own interests […]

    January 16, 2020
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    Artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, researchers and thought leaders from all over Africa have been invited to attend. The second edition of African Crossroads will be held in Mombasa, Kenya from 20 to 23 November 2019. Themed “Sense The City”, the event cuts across scientific, artistic, technological and entrepreneurial lines and will be held at different […]

    October 24, 2019