HIVOS, the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation contribute to build fair, free and sustainable world. Hivos strives for a world along with local organizations in developing countries, in which all citizens both men and women have equal access to opportunities resources as well as for development. Hivos offers financial resources, knowledge and advice as well as political support to these local community-based organizations.
Hivos is a Dutch development organization guided by humanist values. A world in which all citizens both women and men have equal access to opportunities and resources for development and can participate actively and equally in decision-making processes which determine their lives, their society and their future.
Hivos work on different themes:
- Sustainable economic development
- Democratization, human rights, gender and aids
- Culture, ICT and media
- Responsible citizenship and transparency
Hivos believes in the creativity and capacity of people. Major values of Hivo’s business philosophy are Quality, cooperation and innovation. Hivos is dedicated to provide poor and marginalized people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. A major improvement in these people’s situation is the ultimate measure for the work and efforts of Hivos. One of the guiding principles of our philosophy is strengthening the social position of women.
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