Hivos East Africa

East Africa


East Africa

“We will not enjoy security without development, we will not enjoy development without security, and we will not enjoy either without respect for human rights.” This famous quote on human rights by the former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, signifies a critical global commitment to the fight against discrimination.

“Do you like sex?” Eunice Waweru asks a group of women who work at a flower farm in Naivasha, Kenya.  Everyone is shy and avoids eye contact with Eunice. “I like sex”, she says. This is Eunice’s way of starting a conversation on sexual harassment. She is in the farm to sensitise workers on the ever taboo subject of sexual harassment.

Hivos welcomes the decision of the Court of Appeal of Kenya which declared forced anal testing as a way of determining sexual orientation unlawful, torturous and a gross violation of people’s right to privacy.

One thing has become clear: women can no longer be ignored.

Call for Proposals: Sustainable Diets for All

Hivos East Africa's Green and Inclusive Energy Programme and the University of Nairobi’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SOJ) on February 21, held a roundtable with the aim of increasing quality and frequency of reporting on renewable energy in Kenya.

Hivos,- through the  Green and Inclusive Energy programme- and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nairobi (SOJ) are embarking on a long-term collaboration to increase the frequency and quality of reporting on green and inclusive energy issues in Kenya.

On 9 February 2018, eight unidentified persons broke into the offices of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) and attacked two security guards with machetes, leaving them both hospitalized in a critical condition. This incident repeats an almost choreographed pattern of harassment and intimidation as it closely resembles the break-in of 2016.

Hivos East Africa has released the findings of a study that was commissioned to analyze the impact of the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) initiative. AGPO seeks to empower women, youth and persons with a disability through public procurement business opportunities by giving these groups 30 per cent of all procurement initiatives without competition from established firms.

GMOS will interfere with the rights of Uganda Farmers that for generations have developed, managed, conserved and preserved the country’s genetic resources of crops, animals, herbs, insects and fish

President Yoweri Museveni has asked Ugandan parliamentarians to review the National Biosafety Act, 2017.