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Monday, 3 December 2012

Praxis Established Cooperation with International Organization for Migration

Praxis and International Organization for Migration have established the cooperation within the project “Sustainable Waste Management Initiative for a Healthier Tomorrow” (SWIFT). The project is funded by the Sweden International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and European Union, and is implemented by the International Organization for Migration, United Nations Office for Project Services and World Health Organization. The main goal of SWIFT project is to set up the system of formal recycling that ensures legitimate employment to informal waste collectors and provides the base for improvement of the access to health, education and social services.

Within the cooperation, Praxis will organize and hold 10 workshops for residents of informal settlements on the importance of possession of personal documents, mechanisms of protection from discrimination and access to rights to employment, health care, social welfare and education. In addition, Praxis’ lawyers will provide free legal assistance to persons who address them in relation to obtaining personal documents and exercising the above stated rights.

The cooperation will last from 3 December 2012 to 31 December 2013.

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