POSITION STATEMENTS2019-09-20T16:57:24-03:00

Donor Statement on Supporting Locally Led Development

September 20th, 2023|Categories: POSITION STATEMENTS|

The world’s development, humanitarian, and peacebuilding challenges are vast and complex, with local implications. Equally, there are increasing opportunities to address and overcome these challenges, but success hinges upon enhanced collaboration and cooperation between donors and the people, institutions, and communities who address and are impacted by these challenges every day. In doing so, donors must acknowledge and respect the dignity, agency, priorities, knowledge, rights, and aspirations of those people and communities.   

Fundación Avina strongly condemns the assassination of labor rights defenders in the garment industry in Honduras and Bangladesh.

August 9th, 2023|Categories: NEWS, POSITION STATEMENTS|

Fundación Avina condemns the recent assassination of five labor rights defenders in the garment industry, four of them in Honduras and one in Bangladesh. We stand in solidarity with the victims, their families, the organizations they represent, and the labor and human rights movement as a whole.  


October 13th, 2021|Categories: POSITION STATEMENTS|

“They said our names, and they said they are bringing us somewhere else. We did not know we were going back to Haiti.  Nobody told us we were going back to Haiti.  We need to go back to Chile, but now we have no money left and no home.  What will become of my children?”  

The COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be A Global Public Good

May 5th, 2021|Categories: POSITION STATEMENTS|

We can be certain about one thing when it comes to the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus: the only way to solve global problems is by coming up with global solutions. The rapid spread of the virus across the world during the first few months of 2020 highlighted the intrinsic ways the world is interconnected, the illusory nature of borders, and the shortcomings of local solutions to planet-wide problems. By the end of April 2021, over 130 million people around the world contracted COVID-19 and nearly 3 million died from it. Thirty percent of COVID-related deaths occurred in Latin America. 

“And/also”, not “Either/or”–The need to restore nature AND cut emissions

May 4th, 2020|Categories: POSITION STATEMENTS|

Amidst the tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic and home confinement, many people long for the joy and refuge of nature. The restrictions have heightened our collective awareness of nature’s many benefits — from the tranquillity of the outdoors to clean air and water, natural resources, disease suppression, and the capacity to help slow climate change and protect us from its impacts

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