Diakonia has a general framework for our strategic work within the five themes of human rights, democratization, social and economic justice, gender equality and conflict and justice.
Diakonia works to spread understanding about and achieve respect for universally acknowledged human rights, so that all people can live a dignified life.
Democracy is the form of governance that best expresses the fundamental ideas in the Bible regarding the equal worth, rights and obligations of all people. Truly just and sustainable development is only possible if rights holders themselves have power over their own future.
Social and economic justice
In a globalised world it is crucial to work at local, national, regional and global level in order to achieve social and economic justice, and a fairer distribution of resources in the world.
Diakonia works to achieve gender equality through challenging unequal, patriarchal structures and attitudes. This work encompasses all people, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Conflict and justice
Diakonia works to create peaceful environments in which women and men can live with dignity. For us, peace is more than the absence of war or organized violence – it is a situation in which all forms of violence are eradicated and conflicts are constructively brought to an end through peaceful means.