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Working for change

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Woman Leads to Secure Land Rights

The impact of land concessions is significant in Cambodian society, where 80% of the population lives in rural areas and relies heavily on agriculture for their livelihood.

Chim Sophat is a widowed single mother in Pramar village, one of many areas that has a complex history of land rights and ownership. Even while facing huge challenges with her living conditions, Sophat keeps on fighting for land rights as a community leader, to lead and facilitate the work against powerful actors.


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.