The Dutch development organisation Hivos stays for humanist values and works together with civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Hivos is committed to poor and marginalised people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. They employ for an equal access to opportunities and resources for development. Strengthening the social position of women is also a guiding principle of Hivos.
Core values of Hivos are:
human dignity and self-determination
rejection of authoritaian rule
pluralism and democracy
respect for people's cultural and social identity