In their own words: "IM is a development organisation fighting and exposing poverty and exclusion. The organisation was founded in 1938 and is currently working in five regions and twelve countries worldwide. IMs international work focuses on people's right to education, good health and ability to sustain a life in dignity. [...] IM also work in Sweden, focusing on integration and inclusion into society." (global.manniskohjalp.se)
In one of their campaigns titled "Det nya landet – en vision för Sverige" (The new land - a vision for Sweden) they try to redefine what it means to be Swedish. Mission statement: "The new country is a call to create a better Sweden, a country that is proud, inclusive and sustainable. It is a call to both established and new Swedes that we all need to be integrated. We should not divide ourselves into us and them. Instead, we must find ways forward, and create conditions to live together." The campaign's promotional video can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoQFUBgAMyo
IM Swedish Development Partner launched a campaign in September of 2016, where they advocated for the destruction of traditional Swedish identity. Sweden should, according to the organization, from now on primarily build its identity around openness to immigration, and inclusion and acceptance of every non-Swedish cultural expression. Slogan: "No way back, Sweden will never be what it was"
Quote from their website: "In Sweden, IM supports people living in poverty and exclusion. IM provides services that complement public welfare. IM enables women, men, girls and boys to empower themselves in order to have access to various parts of society. By bridging linguistic and cultural barriers, creating platforms for interaction and dialogue and providing psychosocial support, IM increases opportunities for otherwise excluded individuals or groups."
1/3 of Swedish Development Partner's funds comes from public funds, 2/3 from private donations.
Birthe Müller (Business)
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