A pilot project of renewable energy in Sumba island as a living proof for the bright future of sustainable energy. The goal of this project is to make Sumba island 100% electrify by renewable energy on the year of 2020.
Household air pollution caused by using firewood and charcoal for cooking is a silent but pervasive killer. Inhaling harmful particles causes premature deaths and serious illnesses, such as lung cancer and child pneumonia. The WHO estimates that this results in 4.3 million premature deaths annually, mainly in low and middle-income countries.
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.
After years of intense debates, the Human Rights Council adopted the historical resolution on “Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity”, including the mandate to appoint an Independent Expert. This represents a huge breakthrough in the struggle for human rights for all groups.