Diakonia - People change the world


Peru has a wealth of natural resources and relatively strong and stable economic growth. It is considered a middle-income country, but the distribution of assets is extremely uneven, and the social and economic gaps have widened in recent years.

In Peru, Diakonia works for gender equality and for social and economic justice.

Gender equality: Diakonia strengthens women’s organizations and feminist groups that fight violence against women, work for sexual and reproductive rights, for the rights of LGBTQI people and women’s political and economic participation.

Social and economic justice: Diakonia works for sustainable development and climate justice. In recent years, efforts to adapt to climate change have become increasingly important. Diakonia works to limit investments that threaten the environment.

Human rights: Diakonia works to strengthen labour law and to ensure greater consideration for the environment.

Read more about our work in Peru

  • We have to adapt

    "It's warmer now and the sun is burning stronger. Rainy periods are unreliable, it's becoming more difficult to grow things and there's hardly any water. But we're adapting as best we can by using new methods,"...
  • Water is the most beautiful

    Wilber Misaragune Conissla has lived in Churia, Peru all his life. Wilber is a witness. A witness to the fact that environmental changes are real and are happening now.
  • Water shortage in Peru – Swedish companies' responsability

    The significant export of asparagus from the Ica region in southern Peru has led to a severe water shortage, making villagers sick and preventing small farmers from providing for their families. Diakonia’s...
  • An oasis against prejudice

    “We can live with differences. What’s important is to appreciate the differences between people instead of seeing them as something negative,” says one of the participants on the LIFS feminism course. This...
  • The crime that nobody wants to acknowledge

    “Burn her with a match, then she’ll definitely react – she just wants attention,” said the doctor when Jacinto Salazar’s wife sought medical attention. Two days later, Maria Mamérita Mestanza was dead. She was...