Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (HIVOS)

Raamweg 16
2596 HL Den Haag

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+31 70 376 5500
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Hivos is an organisation working to further emancipation and democracy and to combat poverty in developing countries. It provides financial support to over 800 local private organisations in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and South-eastern Europe. The acitivities of these organisations centre around the 5 Hivos policy themes: economy and credit facilities, culture and the arts, women and development, sustainable development, and human rights and AIDS. Hivos works to fight poverty, to make society a more equitable place to live, and lobbies to influence policy in favour of these objectives. In a European context, Hivos works closely with like-minded development organisations in Alliance2015, a network of organisations that aim to fight poverty and provide healthcare and education for all by 2015. Within the Netherlands, Hivos joins forces with civil society organisations that have expertise in one or more of its own major policy domains. HIVOS is also a member of the South North Federation, a broad coalition of Dutch NGOs, working on development, environment, human rights, fair trade, health and investment.