Working for change

We support people in finding ways out of poverty and oppression.

A closeup of a Zimbabwean woman in a field.

A global movement

Diakonia works with around 400 local partner organizations in 25 countries. Together we work for a sustainable change for the most vulnerable people in the world.

thematic areas

We and the change makers in our global network know that it is possible to change the world. Our work is based on the firm belief in people’s equal value and the right of all people to a dignified life.

A group of young women cheering a karate practice

Held accountable

As the second organization in Sweden and the 23rd in the world, Diakonia has been certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS). The certification acknowledges that our work meets the stringent requirements of CHS on quality, accountability and transparency.

A woman standing with a child.

Fight for land rights in Thailand

Saengduen Tinyot plants rubber trees for a living, but her life changed when she was prosecuted for illegally cultivating land.

Saengduen’s case is an example of how the government uses the green and environmental discourse to justify their unfair policy, says the organization People’s Movement for a Just Society.

The needs for conservation and human rights should not be kept separately.

advocacy

Our advocacy work is rooted and has direct links with the people affected by poverty and injustice. This gives rights holders and partners opportunities to make their voices heard in forums they might not previously have had access to.

Diakonia is a force, a movement, a hope.