Hivos was founded in 1968, inspired by humanist values. Hivos founders held the conviction that development work should not be linked to missionary work, and true cooperation presumes respect for differing beliefs. Based on a track record of 50 years of partnering with frontrunners in daring, innovative and impactful development programmes, Hivos seeks new and creative solutions to persistent global problems. Hivos works in 6 areas to facilitate the emergence of open and green societies: Transparency and Accountability, Freedom of Expression, Women’s Empowerment, Sexual Rights and Diversity, Sustainable Food and Renewable Energy.
Hivos is involved in the Coalition's Househhold initiative.
Find out more about the organisation on its website.