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What is our calling; Safe or fragile contexts?

It is important to emphasize the long-term perspective where PMU is aiming for sustainable change. This approach of a faith based community must be given time. There are many right-based laws in Sweden that are not fulfilled in countries where our partners work. This lack or gap (to Swedish standards) does not make us stop (if so we would only be able to work in countries that were exactly like Sweden); but rather to continue to work for change. The gaps and the lack of fulfilled rights motivate us to press on. And we salute all our local partners that strive for building better and fairer societies.
Yes, development processes based on this kind of attitude is risky. The risks relate to the fact that we work with people and movements in the diverse and dynamic civil society. Therefore we have to press for the value of handling higher risks, since we thereby are able to reach the most marginalized. If we are to eliminate risks we can only work in urban areas with good access to qualified staff, people that have already reached another level etc. But now we are dedicated to forgotten, marginalized and rural areas and in particular with fragile states. And in the same way as there is a different set of agenda for fragile states (New Deal) there has to be another way of mitigating risks for fragile organizations in fragile contexts.

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