Hivos manages several thematic funds. Most of the thematic funds have their own specific application guidelines and/or formats that you can find on their websites. The thematic funds are listed by region.
On December 17 and 18, 2015, the Arab Internet Governance Forum brought together hundreds of participants from across the Middle East and North Africa to debate essential topics in Internet policy, including the digital divide, surveillance, censorship, and net neutrality.
On this International Human Rights Day, we take the opportunity to remember the brave Libyan activist Salwa Bugaighis, who believed deeply in human rights, women´s rights and equality for all, and who paid the ultimate price for her convictions. Salwa was one of the founders of the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace, and played a very active role in the 2011 revolt against Colonel Qaddafi.