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    Aim To improve all citizens’ rights and access to quality SRHR services – particularly of women, girls, key populations and marginalized groups – in a safe, fair and equitable manner. Where Southern and East Africa: Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe Why Patriarchy and a heterosexual norm create deeply entrenched attitudes and practices that […]

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    Aim To improve transparency and accountability in government and increase public participation in political and development processes using digital media and technology. Where Kenya Why Government transparency and open access to public information (through technology) are necessary in order for citizens to become fully engaged in the democratic process and proactively help end corruption and […]

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    Aim To scale up household methodologies for empowering (young) rural women and youth in order to create a favorable environment for them, increase employment and income, and make rural societies more inclusive. Where Kenya Why Gender equity can be best achieved if both men and women are trained and mentored to self-evaluate and together plan to […]

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    Aim Hosted by Hivos since 2016, ENERGIA wants to contribute to universal, equal and equitable access to and control over sustainable energy for all, putting women at the center of its efforts. Where Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania. Why Women and men’s energy needs and uses differ, as do […]

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    Aim To increase safety and security awareness and practices amongst LGBTI+ communities. Where Kenya Why Homosexuality is largely considered to be taboo and repugnant to cultural values and morality in East Africa region. The state punishes same-sex sexual acts as crimes. Despite this, various organizations in the region are working to protect and improve LGBTI+ […]

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    Aim To scale up renewable energy-powered micro-grids for productive use in communities living on the shores of Lake Victoria. Where Kenya Why The fishing industry in Lake Victoria supports almost two million people, supplying fish to almost 22 million people, but without regular and reliable electricity to preserve fish through chilling.  Renewable energy-powered micro-grids can […]

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    Aim To build sustainable, inclusive, climate resilient horticulture value chains and markets in Kenya that benefit small and medium-sized farmers. Where Kenya Why: Poor food safety, high post-harvest food losses and the exclusion of small and medium-sized (SME) farmers from value chains are limiting the economic growth and social benefits of fruit and vegetable markets […]

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    Aim To unlock the potential of women and young people in the textile and fashion value chains. Where Kenya Why The program was informed by a previous study commissioned by Hivos East Africa in 2015 to analyze Kenya’s policy environment and the barriers faced by local fashion designers and small tailoring houses in accessing the […]

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    Aim To promote, uphold and strengthen economic and labor rights of women domestic workers in Kenya by amplifying their voices around equal opportunity. Where Kenya Why Despite being one of the oldest and most important employment sectors for millions of people all over the world, domestic work is often undervalued and poorly regulated. In addition […]

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    Aim To propel social change by engaging companies to create an open and accepting workplace where LGBTI+ persons feel valued, respected and can contribute as equally as other employees. Where Kenya Why Worldwide, prejudice based on gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation has existed at the workplace for decades. Although in recent years these negative […]