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For many years, Hivos has been working on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) with a strong focus on people’s rights to (bodily) self-determination, freedom of choice and pleasure.

Our approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights is based on a human rights...

 

Almost everywhere in the world, people who do not conform to the heterosexual norm have a hard time. They are frequently discriminated against, excluded from society, threatened, persecuted or become victims of physical violence. People in power often reinforce the already disadvantaged social...

 

Each year, thousands of Indonesian women migrate to the Gulf region to work as domestic workers, where they are often subject to harsh working conditions. Recruitment agencies play a pivotal role in helping these (often low skilled) women find a job, but pervasively violate labour laws.

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By Roman Baatenburg de Jong, Hivos Global Office

Munya (23) works as a street vendor, selling perfumes and deodorant in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. After his first-ever relationship broke up, he found out he was HIV-positive. It was thanks to Hivos that Munya was able to access testing...

 

Hivos and ARTICLE 19 kicked off the Open Contracting Data programme with scoping studies in fifteen countries; namely Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, the Philippines, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. The research was designed to...

By Ketty Simasiku

Twenty-four-year-old Buumba Malambo (above to the right) is one of the youngest Ward Councillors in Zambia. She is a subnational Ward Councillor of Magoba Ward of Kafue District in Lusaka province located 44 km from Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Kafue District...

Duration: January 2016 to December 2020
Donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women Programme (FLOW)
Scope: International
Programme Countries: Malawi,...

Hivos believes in a world with fair, just and inclusive societies that offer equal rights and opportunities to all people –women and men– to take part in decision-making processes that affect their lives.

Despite important progress made particularly in terms of the numerical political...

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