25 Nov, 2016
Time to eliminate violence against womenToday is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. One in three women experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. “This is a violation of women’s human rights, and it...
24 Nov, 2016
Advocacy ethnic groupsDiakonia’ s partner organization Legal Status Network Foundation recently arranged a workshop aimed to seek collective action for the right to legal status for over 17000 persons that lost their registration...
20 Oct, 2016
Gender analysis can be a powerful tool in MyanmarIn Myanmar, violence against women is common and women's lives are often limited by traditional perceptions of gender roles. After more than 50 years of isolation people are eager to learn about how power...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,"...
2 Dec, 2015
Succesful climate campaignThank’s to everyone who has contributed to our campaign! We have now handed over more than 26.500 signatures to Stefan Löfven in Sweden.
16 Nov, 2015
Landslide victory in Myanmar/BurmaElections were held in Myanmar/Burma on 8th November and results show a landslide victory for Aung San Suu Kyi´s party NLD. The military has publicly congratulated the winning party but many still struggle to...