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    The 10th anniversary edition of RightsCon is taking place next week. The (online) event brings together business leaders, human rights defenders, government representatives, technologists, and journalists from around the world to tackle the most pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and technology. Issues that are also high on Hivos’ change agenda. This year, Hivos […]

    June 3, 2021
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    Hivos expresses our very deep concern over the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel. The latest outbreak of hostilities was triggered by efforts to forcibly displace Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. While Hivos does not have program and operational presence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, […]

    May 19, 2021
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    The free exchange of information, and the ability of journalists to exercise their right to freedom of expression and to find out facts, are essential in a healthy democracy. It is often their work, uncovering the truth and holding those in positions of power to account, that helps citizens make informed decisions and likewise demand […]

    May 19, 2021
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    As 2021 gets underway, Hivos is embarking on a quest to provide green economic opportunities to more than 9,000 young North Africans by 2024. With an alliance of thirteen members, Hivos’ new GreenWorks program aims to mitigate the impact of climate change through job creation and economic empowerment across North Africa. In North Africa, we […]

    April 9, 2021
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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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    African Crossroads is a community of future-oriented African thinkers and doers initiated and organized by Hivos. They gather every year to reflect critically on the most pioneering entrepreneurial, scientific, artistic, and technological developments anchored in African intellectual and technological traditions. African Crossroads is a space where African collective intelligence and creativity meet to positively shape […]

    December 2, 2020
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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