In Sweden, the IM (Individuell människohjälp) works toward making visible the existence of, and strengthening the voice of, people who are in exclusion. Racism, discrimination and lack of efforts for the newly arrived render the foreign-born particularly vulnerable and they end up in isolation. Unemployment among the foreign-borns is much higher than those born in Sweden.
In Sweden, IM focuses on integration and engagement. We want to increase people's ability to be included in the society and want to simultaneously combat exclusion structures. Our work is about interactions between people. IM believes in a strong civil society and therefore encourages volunteer engagement.