Dianova & the Sustainable Development Goals

On 1 January 2016, the sustainable development goals (SDGs) which form the core of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development came into force. This action plan consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets is based on a perspective of social, economic and environmental development which translates into three main principles: put an end to all forms of poverty, fight inequality, and tackle climate change, all the while making sure “to leave no one behind”, as stated by the United Nations.

These new objectives are unique because they represent a call to action to all countries to promote human development and tackle environmental issues. It is of course up to the governments to take control and implement national frameworks to achieve these objectives. However beyond governments, it is all social and development actors who must take action and this includes non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector and civil society as a whole.

Through their activities, Dianova International and its members have a significant impact on several SDGs, in addition, the advocacy initiatives implemented in cooperation with like-minded NGOs also echo the 2030 Agenda.

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  • Dianova Canada: housing programmes with community support for the homeless
  • Dianova Spain: international protection for migrants and refugees
  • Dianova Italy: training programme for young migrants
  • SPYM (India): housing and training programmes for children, adolescents and women
  • AJEAH (Togo): promotion of local development in rural areas
  • FAPE (DRC): Programme to help women survivors of violence become economically self-reliant
  • Slum Child Foundation (Kenya): Table banking activities
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  • Dianova Italy: food and medicine collection for economically vulnerable people
  • Dianova Sweden: housing programme for migrants and their families
  • SPYM (India): housing and food programmes for children, adolescents and women
  • AJEAH (Togo): programmes to address food insecurity in rural areas
  • FAPE (DRC): food support programmes for vulnerable people or war victims
  • Ray of Hope (Pakistan): food distribution for the poor during the holy month of Ramadan
  • Dianova Canada: residential programme for adolescents with autistic spectrum disorders
  • Dianova Chile: prevention, evaluation and referral services in mental health
  • Dianova Spain: support programme for people victims of abuse or torture
  • Dianova Nicaragua: community health activities (care and nutrition)
  • Dianova Portugal: “Mocktails” health promotion initiative
  • Dianova Uruguay: residential programme for dual disorders (addiction and mental health)
  • CEPA (Romania): school-based HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives
  • Izsatu (Turkey): promotion of health and well-being tourism
  • SPYM (India): opioids substitution treatment
  • GRADH (Togo): prevention and awareness of communicable diseases
  • KKAWF (Pakistan): Substance abuse prevention and awareness programmes
  • RIO (Norway): education and training on various addiction-related issues
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  • Dianova Chile: school-based activities aimed at promoting coexistence and preventing violence
  • Dianova Spain: education and training programme for the youth
  • Dianova Portugal: education and vocational training programmes
  • Drustvo UP (Slovenia): “School of Life Skills”: educational conferences by experts
  • KKAWF (Pakistan): vocational training programme for teachers
  • GRADH (Togo): technical support and vocational training for members of theatre companies
  • Kothowain (Bangladesh): formal and non formal education programmes
  • SPYM (India): non formal education and housing programme for children 7 to 17 years of age
  • Dianova Chile: residential addiction treatment programme for women with or without dependent children
  • Dianova Nicaragua: school-based workshops on gender equality and human rights
  • Dianova USA: advocacy activities to promote women’s empowerment
  • Kothowain (Bangladesh): promotion of women’s and children’s rights
  • AJEAH (Togo): promotion of the fight against sexual exploitation of children
  • FAPE (RDC): school-based awareness activities on child marriage
  • FAPE (RDC): programme to help women survivors of violence become economically self-reliant
  • Dianova International: advocay activities to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment

Nota: in addition to the aforementioned activities, gender equality  is a crosscutting theme in the Dianova Network; for example, among the network’s ordinary members, 86% mention equality between men and women as a value to be promoted in their bylaws.

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  • Kothowain (Bangladesh): initiatives to improve sanitation and promote hygiene
  • Dianova Canada: support to social and vocational reintegration
  • Dianova Italy: vocational training programmes
  • Dianova Nicaragua: training activities in responsible tourism
  • Dianova Portugal: support programmes for socially-vulnerable people
  • FAPE (DRC): vocational programmes: horticulture, soap- and basket-making, sewing
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  • Dianova Spain: international protection programme for migrants and refugees
  • Dianova Nicaragua: youth training programme
  • Dianova Nicaragua: initiation activities in physics, chemisty, biology and computer labs
  • FAPE (DRC): literacy programmes for adults
  • Drustvo UP (Slovenia): reintegration support programme
  • Kothowain (Bangladesh): development and empowerment of people with disabilities
  • RIO (Noruega): support to reintegration
  • Slum Child Foundation (Kenya): seed and start-up funds for women living in slum areas
  • SPYM (India): vocational training for adolescents
  • Dianova Portugal: communiy development and social support activities
  • AJEAH (Togo): promotion of local development
  • Kothowain (Bangladesh): community-based sustainable development projects
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  • KKAWF (Pakistan): protection of environment and tree-planting activities with school children
  • Ray of Hope (Pakistan): tree-planting and other environment protection activities
  • Dianova Sweden: residential housing for migrants and refugees
  • AJEAH (Togo): promotion of human rights and participatory democracy
  • FAPE (RDC): promotion of a culture of peace and non violence in schools
  • Kothowain (Bangladesh): promotion of women’s and children’s rights
  • Slum Child Foundation (Kenya): activities to promote education among slum children
  • SPYM (India): education and vocational training programmes with an impact on 16,000 children
  • Dianova International: advocay activities to promote the integration and participation of civil society in decision-making processes
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  • Dianova Uruguay: participation in community-based programme to support socially vulnerable people
  • Dianova USA: joint advocacy activities to promote the integration of migrants
  • CEPA: promotion of the role of NGOs in in cross-sectoral cooperation in the health field
  • Drustvo Up: activities aimed at influencing legal propositions in the addiction field
  • Izsatu: organization of conferences and seminars to develop health tourism
  • KKAWF: campaign to implement TV and radio airtime dedicated to social causes
  • RIO: advocacy initiatives in public projects and public/private committees

Note: promoting partnerships for sustainable development is a central focus in the Dianova network at all levels