• We only have one planet. Hivos believes sustainable use of the earth’s resources is paramount for current and future generations to prosper. This means not only reducing our negative environmental impact, but actively restoring what has been degraded.

  • Citizens have rights as well as duties. Hivos believes that taking care of those around us and living life without damaging others or our planet, should be a given.

  • We are not the same, but we are equal. Hivos believes everyone should be treated as such, and this should be reflected in the way our social and legal systems work.

  • Hivos believes people should be able to make choices and decisions based on their own preferences and interests, regardless of their sexual orientation, their ethnicity or their religion. Each individual is unique, and individual differences lead to diversity.

  • Hivos believes that every human being has the right to live in freedom and dignity. People should have the freedom to believe what they want, voice their opinions, challenge governments, and influence the established order.