Hivos East Africa

East Africa

Women’s Empowerment

Hivos believes that all women and girls should have control over their lives and be able to actively participate in social, political and economic spheres, so we work tirelessly with various human rights instruments in support of communities’ and countries’ efforts towards gender equality. 

For decades, we have partnered with frontrunners of change and social justice to further women’s rights and lobby for new laws protecting women against discrimination and sexual and domestic violence. Read more

Key Focal Areas

  • Bold and Powerful Women for Change: East Africa's 2017 campaign for International Women's Day

  • More than 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to modern energy in their everyday lives.

  • Inequality is a global problem that equally affects the prospects of children and adults, men and women, gay and straight, healthy and disabled.

  • In 2012, Hivos started the Women@Work campaign to bring about decent work for women who earn their living in global production chains, specifically in the flower ind