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    Little Reed Farmhouse, a company supported by Hivos’ ARC program, was highlighted during a donor field visit. A perfect moment for Elissa Cortas, owner of Little Reed, to present her company and introduce the women cooks that have come to play such an important role in the community. The ARC (Addressing Root Causes) program is […]

    October 17, 2019
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    This year’s annual Women Empowered for Leadership conference brought participants from Jordan, Lebanon, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Netherlands to Amman, Jordan to reflect and learn from our experiences. For example, what the main lessons should be, which strategies have worked, and how to further improve the situation of women in leadership positions. The conference […]

    October 10, 2019
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    Shifting the narrative on women’s rights Conversations about social change are not always easy, be it around the dinner table or in the halls of government. That’s why Hivos is adopting a novel approach to supporting advocacy in an upcoming women’s empowerment campaign in Egypt, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Tunisia. For this campaign, Hivos is connecting […]

    September 19, 2019
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    Little Reed, an eco-friendly restaurant in a Lebanese farmhouse, is all ready for its new season. In partnership with Hivos and Alliance 2015, this idyllic spot is generating job opportunities for a growing number of women and youth. Surrounded by an organic farm, Little Reed is a weekend buffet restaurant that caters to tourists exploring […]

    June 19, 2019
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    Call for applications: Hivos announces second edition of African Crossroads Are you living or working in Africa and interested in exploring the continent’s cutting-edge trends in art, technology, design, and entrepreneurship? Would you like to join a community of Africans working to positively shape the future of African cities? Apply before June 23 to attend […]

    June 13, 2019
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    Are you a Tunisian artist or content creator? Are you passionate about storytelling and its ability to spark important conversations? Apply today to co-create an upcoming digital advocacy campaign with Hivos and Chouf which will address the issue of gender-based violence in Tunisia. Call for artists (pdf in English and French) For this campaign, we […]

    May 16, 2019
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    In 1943, Lebanese nationalists took to the streets to demand the release of the first post-independence Lebanese president and other political figures who had been imprisoned under the French Mandate. Among the protestors were many women. They were fighting for Lebanon’s independence even though the union they belonged to, which was pushing to acknowledge women […]

    May 9, 2019
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    The Bike Kitchen (operated by Deghri Messenger), in partnership with Hivos and Alliance 2015, organized its first cycling event for refugee children at the Ammiq Reserve, West Bekaa, Lebanon. Living in a crowded refugee camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley is not easy, especially for children with no means of transportation and very few opportunities for […]

    April 29, 2019
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    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Deadline: March 31, 2019 BOOST (Boosting Bottom-Up Societal Transformation) is a program powered by Hivos aimed at enabling grassroot social entrepreneurs to create the positive change they envision for their communities. This year’s edition of the program, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aims at BOOSTing inclusive employment in North […]

    February 28, 2019
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    Within the Alliance 2015 consortium, Hivos organized the first networking event of the ARC program at Smallville Hotel in Beirut on February 8, 2019. The ARC Program, funded by the Dutch foreign ministry, fosters the economic inclusion of vulnerable communities by providing coaching and counselling to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). It also connects […]

    February 21, 2019