Hivos South America

South America

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

What happens when people from the private sector, academia, journalism and activism join forces to pitch ideas for solving a social problem? Although we cannot claim that they always find an answer, what we do know is that these encounters, called “civic laboratories”, address a collective need to change society for the better.

First of all, we would like to congratulate the organisers of the International AIDS Conference that took place in Durban, South Africa, from the 18 to 22 July, 2016. Thanks to their work, and the massive participation of civil society organisations, policy-makers, scientist and governments, the conference was a great success.

Photo: Gabriela Melgar

Hivos and its partners will be out in force at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa from 18 to 22 July. The theme of the conference is Access Equity Rights Now”. It will bring together more than 20,000 experts, policy-makers and activists from all over the world working in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and advocacy.