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    By the We Lead team Sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental human right as well as a human development issue that countries and states must strive to fulfil. But this is a right that is seemingly at a crossroads of gross violations. The shocking news of the Kenyan government’s complacency in allowing expired family […]

    July 22, 2021
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    Climate change cannot wait. This is a statement that is not far from the truth. Catastrophic environmental disasters have been on the rise through floods, famine and hunger. And now, the world is facing a pandemic that has decimated lives at a massive scale. At the heart of the climate change debate are also communities […]

    July 21, 2021
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    For Ekal Erupe, a nomadic Turkana pastoralist from Kenya, sovereignty means a sense of authority over his cattle -a source of his livelihood – and sharing resources with his neighbours from the Karamoja community across the border in Uganda. The history of cross-border pastoralist communities has been marred by -clan tensions and resources driven- conflicts […]

    July 15, 2021
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    This is a series of stories from the Resource of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) Program, New Ways of Working focus area. Through this new area we have on boarded 8 grantees in our continued support to defend the waning civic space in East Africa. Contribution by guest blogger- Natasha Simma Fleeing home to seek refuge and settle […]

    July 14, 2021
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    This is a series of stories from the Resource of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) Program, New Ways of Working focus area. Through this new area we have on boarded 8 grantees in our continued support to defend the waning civic space in East Africa. The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has had its fare share of challenges affecting […]

    July 1, 2021
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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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    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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    For the second time, we celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia during the Covid-19 pandemic. As we reflected last year, the LGBTIQ+ community has been disproportionately impacted. Limited access to economic support programs and redirection of funds means that the longer this pandemic lasts, the harder it will be for the LGBTIQ+ […]

    May 17, 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