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    By Mendi Njonjo, Regional Director, Hivos East Africa As the rest of the world continued with information exchanges online, a wall of silence fell on citizens of Nigeria on Friday, June 4, 2021. The federal government announced a ban on Twitter, leading to a full blackout affecting millions of users that is now entering its […]

    June 10, 2021
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    2021 marks 40 years since the first case of AIDS was reported in the world, signalling the rise of an epidemic that is not a respecter of geographic location, gender, race, ethnicity or age. In fact, low income countries have been worst hit with extreme impact on vulnerable populations such as women and the youth. […]

    June 9, 2021
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    International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) is commemorated annually on 17 May by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons and their allies in over 130 countries. This year, we are all celebrating IDAHOT at a time when the world is facing a pandemic and unfortunately, COVID-19 is having an even bigger […]

    May 14, 2021
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    Our Manifesto ‘’Womxn. We are more. We work more. We carry more. We achieve more. We stand for more. We feel more. We. Women.More. Why?, you ask. Simple, Because we womxn about it.’’ For years, Hivos East Africa has been an ally of gender equality, inclusion and diversity; challenging harmful stereotypes against womxn in society […]

    March 7, 2021
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    Creative and cultural goods are not only important footprints in bolstering socio-economic growth but in spurring expression and innovation, which are critical in democratic societies. The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has been ravishing socially and economically with the creative sector amongst the sectors having been hardest hit. This effect has been witnessed globally, with […]

    December 8, 2020
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    When Asha Obonyo, joined Cenacle farm in January 2020, she had a lot of plans for the year. However, her aspirations were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, which almost crippled the flower industry in Kenya. Ms Obonyo who works in the irrigation department, had to stay at home for a few months as the situation […]

    November 20, 2020
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    When the government of Kenya announced that the Covid- 19 pandemic had hit the country in March 2020, many businesses were thrown into panic mode. Many were caught unaware, and had no plans on how to navigate the health and operational challenges brought about by the pandemic. Action planning However, at Fides Kenya farm things […]

    November 20, 2020
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    Press Release Nairobi, 11 August 2020-Statistics from the UN indicate that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have had their genitals mutilated – suffering one of the most inhumane acts of gender-based violence in the world. Reverend Timothy Njoya, a retired Minister of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa and a leading […]

    August 11, 2020
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    Civil Society Organisations under Hivos East Africa’s Women@Work Campaign and the Kenya Flower Council (KFC) today dispatched food packages and mobile money transfers worth approximately 75,000 euros (equivalent to KES 8 Million) to workers in selected flower farms. A total of 7,000 workers in the flower sector are set to receive the rations as a […]

    July 24, 2020
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    Dear Reader, I welcome you to our 2019 annual report. This report features our work in East Africa where we have been championing just and fair societies since we started working in the region over 50 years ago. 2019 was a year filled with interesting twists and turns but such times only gave us the […]

    July 14, 2020