7 Nov, 2017
”Self-censorship already a fact”In Honduras, freedom of expression is threatened. Since the coup in June 2009, the tendency to limit the right to demonstrate and the right to organize, through new laws, has intensified. Diakonia’s partner...
4 Nov, 2017
Who murdered Berta Cáceres?After 20 months without justice, on the 31st of October, five international lawyers presented an independent report on the murder of the Honduran human rights activist Berta Cáceres. "The report is strong. It...
31 Oct, 2017
Greater militarisation in rural ParaguayOn the approach to the town of Horqueta is a large sign featuring Paraguay’s “Most Wanted”. For the past five years, Horqueta has been a militarised area in response to the presence of the guerrillas. Residents...
11 Oct, 2017
Emergency response to fleeing RohyngiasRight now thousands of Rohingyas are fleeing the persecution in Myanmar/Burma. Diakonia is in place in neighboring Bangladesh and today we start an emergency response in favor of adults and children that have...
27 Sep, 2017
A victory for women's dignity"The repeal of article 522 of the Lebanese Penal Code is a victory for women and girls’ rights in Lebanon," says Roula Masri att Diakonia's partner organization ABAAD.
8 Sep, 2017
A feminist Secretary General with rights in focusGeorg Andrén now enters his new role as Secretary General for Diakonia. He is humble but not nervous about leading the big organization, and wants to sharpen rather than change.
2 Aug, 2017
Towards credible and peaceful elections in Kenya“If the elections are clear, fair and transparent, then there will be peace. But even if that happens there has developed a culture in Kenya to blame loss on rigging,” says Reverend Dominique Santeto. On the...
31 May, 2017
New law to protect Human rights defendersMali is a country ridden with conflict and human rights violations, but it is currently developing a new law for the promotion and protection of human rights defenders (HRD). If adopted, this law will...
13 Apr, 2017
Diakonia works closely with the people in ColombiaHistory is currently being written in Colombia. For over 50 years, a bloody civil war raged between the state and the FARC guerrillas. A peace agreement has now been signed, and the FARC soldiers have left the...
24 Feb, 2017
East Africa hit by extreme droughtAlarming reports of extreme drought, famine and lack of food are arriving from East Africa 12.8 million people in the region are in urgent need of food and water.