18 Oct, 2016
Five ways Diakonia is fighting against povertyToday is the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and Diakonia is one of the organizations that contributes each day, all year round, towards achieving this goal. Here are five...
9 Oct, 2016
Learning to stop hating
5 Oct, 2016
Colombia votes no to peace agreementThe referendum delivered a no vote regarding the peace agreement, and the people of Colombia now therefore again face an uncertain future. Diakonia is active in the country and continues to work towards...
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...