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    “Decolonizing the development sector” started as a radical idea to rethink power structures in the social justice debate. It has now become an uncomfortable reality that many international NGOs and the philanthropy world have to grapple with. The term “decolonizing”, which also evokes historical struggles for independence,  calls for structural change in more than just […]

    April 7, 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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    Hivos welcomes the decision of US President Joe Biden to rescind the Mexico City Policy, commonly known as the Global Gag Rule (GGR). It banned international NGOs from accessing USD 8.8 billion in aid meant for the health sector, upon which millions of women globally depend for reproductive health goods and services. While this repeal […]

    January 29, 2021
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    We find ourselves at a moment in time when the true extent of the challenges facing the world has been thrown into stark relief. To ensure Hivos remains well-equipped to address these challenges – together with our partners and allies – we have adopted a new strategic direction. In a nutshell, Hivos will bring more […]

    January 22, 2021
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    By Sally Akinyi and Churchill Ongere As Ugandans headed to the polls yesterday, the country and the East African region at large was deeply worried by an election cycle marked by prolonged periods of protest, police brutality, and undue restrictions of civil liberties like free expression, association, and access to information. Close to one hundred […]

    January 15, 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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    African Crossroads is a community of future-oriented African thinkers and doers initiated and organized by Hivos. They gather every year to reflect critically on the most pioneering entrepreneurial, scientific, artistic, and technological developments anchored in African intellectual and technological traditions. African Crossroads is a space where African collective intelligence and creativity meet to positively shape […]

    December 2, 2020
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    By Imungu Kalevera, Program Associate, Women@Work Campaign Marking its 29th year of observance and action, the Global 16 Days campaign is the longest running campaign against sexual and gender-based violence against women. Happily, in June 2019, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted the Violence and Harassment Convention C190. This marked the culmination of years of campaigning […]

    November 25, 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