14 Sep, 2016
Swedish banks invest in controversial arms tradeSweden's seven largest banks invest nearly five billion SEK in companies that export arms to countries that violate human rights and are involved in armed conflicts. This is revealed in a new report from Fair...
24 Aug, 2016
Peace agreement in ColombiaThe Farc guerilla and the Colombian government have agreed on a peace accord, paving the way to end of the armed conflict that has been going on for more than 50 years. For the peace deal to become formal, the...
26 Jun, 2016
Diakonia appeals for respect for human rights in CambodiaAlong with 41 other local and global organizations, Diakonia has signed an open letter to the Cambodian government. In the letter we appeal to the government to respect human rights, including freedom of...
23 Jun, 2016
Ceasefire in ColombiaThe government of Colombia and the FARC guerilla, currently engaged in peace negotiations in Havanna, Cuba, have agreed on a definitive bilateral ceasefire and a renouncement of violence.
2 May, 2016
Bo Forsberg following the visit to Guatemala: “We’re concerned”A Swedish delegation recently visited Guatemala with the aim of supporting human rights defenders and engaging in dialogue with the private business sector. “We’re concerned about developments in Guatemala,”...
15 Apr, 2016
Diakonia signs “Charter for change”Local organizations are often the first to respond in a disaster and their work is vital. Increasing funding and strengthening participation in humanitarian response for southern-based national actors and local...
24 Mar, 2016
“We need to make clearer demands on the EU and Sweden to act”On 3 March the world was shocked by the news that Berta Cáceres, founder of the organization COPINH, environmental activist and defender of human rights, had been murdered in her home in Honduras. This week yet...
5 Mar, 2016
International Women's Day 2016On 8 March we celebrate International Women's Day. This is an important day for paying attention to all the fantastic work that has been done throughout history and still is being done for the world to become...
4 Mar, 2016
Well-known human rights defender murdered in HondurasThis week the Honduran environmental and human rights activist Berta Cáceres was murdered. The murder is suspected to have been politically motivated. Honduras is one of the most violent countries in the world,...
25 Feb, 2016
Minister of International Development Cooperation visit DiakoniaOn Wednesday Isabella Lövin visited Diakonia's headquarters in Alvik to learn more about our work. "We are experiencing a new attitude from the sitting government and an interest how we work to make a change,"...