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We are proud to present our 2016 Annual Report to you. It describes what we achieved with our partners in 2016 through our programmes and projects, which aim to make our societies greener and more open, and the new strategic collaborations we have entered. Looking forward, 2017 will be a year of...

 

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

George Orwell (British writer and journalist)

The Hivos Tiger Award is the flagship competition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). In 2017,...

Remko Berkhout,
Coordinator Civic Explorations Programme

On a taxi out of Johannesburg airport, I was greeted by two mega billboards. One asked: ‘Social innovation: why can’t we put energy to sleep at night?’ The other: ‘How can we make seawater fit for drinking?’ They...

 

Susan Wanjiru Githiri and her husband Simon are your typical small-holder Kenyan farmers. They have lived off the land for the last 30 years. Their five-acre farm is shielded from the busy main highway by verdant alpine trees. This area is fertile and beautiful.  But for many years,...

This is a selection of key reports, studies and publications relevant to the Sumba Iconic Island project and public campaign. Click on 'expand' for a summary and to download the documents in pdf.

 

By Siebe Anbeek

The inhabitants of Khayelitsha were outraged when the toilets they had been promised were built without walls. Using the toilet was already dangerous enough in this township,  with rapes and robberies a normal occurrence. Hivos partner Social Justice...

 

By Siebe Anbeek

Gugulethu Township is unsafe and unhealthy. Jobs are hard to find and there are few schools. The South African government comes up short in every way in this Cape Town province slum. Hivos’ partner Iliso Labahlali is trying to channel the inhabitants’...

 

By Siebe Anbeek

Corruption is invading South Africa like never before. Although still a long way from the extremes of Sudan or Somalia, the country continues to slide further in the rankings issued every year by the authoritative watchdog Transparency International. Hivos...

 

By Siebe Anbeek

In South Africa, no draft law has been so fiercely contested since the end of apartheid as the Protection of State Information Bill. This 'Secrecy Bill' would let politicians keep anything they want secret. For example, why black-outs are so frequent or...

 

From 17 May to 4 August 2013, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Hivos carried out a national campaign in the Netherlands called "Wanted for Love”. The campaign, supported by funds from the National Postcode Lottery, drew attention to the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBTs...

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