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    Since 2003, we have worked to end all forms of child labor. Now a new alliance, Work: No Child’s Business, aims for all children and youth to be free from child labor and enjoy their rights to quality education and (future) decent work. Why we are fighting child labor Hivos believes all people have the […]

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    The RUAF Global Partnership on Urban Agriculture and Food Systems works to transform urban agriculture and food systems in cities around the world by reducing urban poverty, enhancing urban food security, and improving urban environmental management. Why urban food security is so important The world produces more food than ever before, yet dietary diversity is declining […]

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    Back in the 1990s, Hivos took a bold step: cooperation with a bank. At the time, this was unusual for a development organization, but it made sense because of the resulting Hivos-Triodos Fund (HTF). Its mission is to create a sustainable, inclusive and green economy in emerging markets. The fund invests in scalable organizations, helps […]

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    This 18-month long initiative led by Hivos and Coalition for Diversity and Action (CODIVA) focuses on tackling stigma and discrimination towards the LGBTI community in Timor-Leste by providing gender sensitization training to local authorities and institutions and also providing a safe space in the form of a clinic for HIV-related testing and dissemination of HIV-related […]

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    The Civil Society and Good Governance in Timor-Leste project is a development of a previous project led by Hivos entitled Survivor’s Project, which supported gender based violence (GBV) victims in Timor-Leste by providing them with the necessary tools and support to re-enter their communities as survivors rather than victims, whilst advocating for change. Similar to […]

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    Improved TB/HIV Prevention and Care Aim The ‘Improved TB/HIV prevention and care: building models for the future (BMF)’ project aims to bridge the gap in quality and availability of integrated Tuberculosis and HIV health services between the public and private health care sectors. Where The Philippines Why The Philippines continues to have elevated levels of […]

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    Aim To contribute to economic prosperity and poverty reduction in Indonesia by promoting a switch to sustainable consumption and production of green, healthy, fair and local food by consumers and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Where Indonesia Why The current food system has tremendous negative impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem resilience and human health. Instant, […]

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    Aim To ensure that companies and CSR initiatives include a community-based approach to getting children out of work and into formal quality education in their policies and practices – one which is subsequently promoted and strengthened by governments, policymakers and (inter)national organizations. Where Asia and Africa Why There is still a way to go before […]

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    Aim To provide access to reliable and 100 percent renewable forms of energy for the 750,000 inhabitants of Sumba Island, ending their dependency on fossil fuels and supporting gender-balanced development and economic activities of the people. Where Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Why Access to energy is very limited in Indonesia‘s rural areas, […]

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    Hosted by Hivos since 2016, ENERGIA wants to contribute to universal, equal and equitable access to and control over sustainable energy for all, putting women at the center of its efforts. Why ENERGIA focuses on women Women and men’s energy needs and uses differ, as do their levels of access to it. Even where infrastructure […]