Hivos believes in a world in which there is room for diversity. In which you are free to be yourself and in which you can be with whoever you want. But did you know, for example, that anti-gay laws still exist in about 70 countries? Sometimes homosexuality is even punishable by death. That is why we work for equal rights and freedom of identity in more than 25 countries. We support courageous activists and their organizations who are at the forefront of the fight for greater inclusion and visibility. Because the more people stand up against discrimination, the stronger the position of LGBTI persons becomes.