Hivos South America

South America

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“If you want to see how 100% renewable energy has been put into practice in the field, please take a look yourself in my village in Sumba, Indonesia. Everyone who comes today is welcome”, said Umbu Janji. He made his invitation to the appreciative laughter and applause of participants at the international conference “100% Renewable Energy for 1.5 Degrees” at COP22 in Morocco, last week.

Latin America is suffering from an epidemic. It seems very contagious, but it does not affect the entire population equally. Neither water nor air borne - it is basically unpredictable. We are talking about violence against women, a widespread problem that is not new, but only very recently becoming visible.

The 31st of October was not a particularly good day for Lebanese women. An overhead visual of the Lebanese parliament reminded us of the stark reality that we have only 4 women MPs, that’s 3 % of the total number of MPs, one of the lowest percentages in the world.

Coffee to improve life

JNC represents around 50,000 families of small farmers in Perú and works with them to strengthen their organizations and ensure sustainable growth of the coffee sector.

Meet the trans candidate

Diane Rodríguez made history in Ecuador. This woman transexual was postulating for a seat in the Ecuatorian Assembly. She is an activist for the human rights since age 18.

Culture for social change

Since 1995, Wayna Tambo promotes socially-committed art in Bolivia, encouraging young people to use culture and art as tools for expression and the social engagement. 

Empowered indigenous

Amazonian leaders in Ecuador have led a series of campaigns and legal actions in defense of their collective rights. One of these actions managed to save the sarayaku's territory.

Facts & Figures

South America

Total liability € 16.7 million

Number of countries 4

Number of partner organisations 70

News

South America

Open Contracting Data programme stresses need for citizen engagement

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. 

Before COP22, Hivos stated that this year’s Climate Conference needed to integrate the discussion on SDG7 (Energy Access for All) with countries’ climate commitments and climate finance.