Returning PATH: Promoting Access To Basic Human Rights for Vulnerable Women and Men

Project Overview

Project Title Returning PATH: Promoting Access To Basic Human Rights for Vulnerable Women and Men
Project Number N/A
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 0 - 500 000
Project Start – Project End December 1, 2015–March 31, 2018
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 410.526
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• DVV International

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

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Beneficiary DVV International on behalf of Uzbekistan

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The new EU-funded project “Returning PATH: Promoting Access To basic Human rights for vulnerable women and men” started in Uzbekistan with the objective to provide psychological and legal support, as well as vocational training to the representatives of vulnerable parts of the population through the establishment of the National Social Support Centre (NSSC) in Tashkent.

The two-year project will be implemented by the German Adult Education Association (DVV International) and will cover at least 1.200 vulnerable women and men – ex-prisoners, people addicted to illicit drugs, people living with HIVinfection and TB-patients, and others from Tashkent and the Tashkent region. Potential stakeholders are representatives of state bodies, local self-government bodies, NGOs, Media, and specialists working with vulnerable populations (ex-prisoners, people addicted to illicit drugs, people living with HIV-infection and TB-patients and others).

In general, the project appeals to organisations interested not only in promoting a tolerant attitude towards ex-prisoners, people addicted to illicit drugs, people living with HIV-infection and TB-patients, but also in assisting them in restoring their social relationships, supporting when looking for a job and forming a sustainable motivation in reintegrating these groups to the society.

Project Objectives
  • To form tolerant attitude towards ex-prisoners, people addicted to illicit drugs, people living with HIV infection and TB-patients.
  • To restore the social relationships; acquiring (self-)employment through vocational education.
  • To form sustainable motivation for searching a place in the society.
  • To involve representatives of governmental bodies, civil society organisations to participate in solving problems of the target groups.
Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Career planning, Social Partnership, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements)
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.)
Related Projects

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Activities

Within the project, visitors are being provided with free of charge legal consultations, psychological and medical care (including referring to the related medical specialist). In addition, the comprehensive social guidance programme is being offered to the most motivated visitors. This includes not only obligatory consultations, but also the opportunity to participate in vocational education courses (1 free of charge course out of 5-7 programmes with the duration of 1-2 months), gain knowledge and skills, medical and other services (such as access to the Internet and social media).

Project activities also include organisation of round-tables, workshops and work meetings for the stakeholders as governmental agencies, local self-governing authorities, NGOs and non-governmental educational organisations, in order to better coordinate joint efforts and ideas.

Project Results
  • Pilot NSSC is established, equipped, and well-functioning (comprehensive capacity building is provided; efficient institutional management system and the respective software are elaborated and introduced; services are developed, introduced and standardised).
  • Expanded excess for the vulnerable target groups to qualitative social services of established Centre is ensured and concept for further replication and dissemination is elaborated and presented.
  • Partnership mechanism(s) with other stakeholders and favourable environment around the newly established institutions are created and promoted.

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