Praxis is a national non-governmental organization established in 2004 in Belgrade that aims to promote, protect and improve human rights, and combat discrimination, intolerance and racism.
A just and fair society governed by the rule of law in which basic human rights are respected and opportunities are equal for all.
Praxis advocates for civic society values, the development of democracy, the rule of law, and the reduction of poverty, marginalization and social exclusion and for improvement of the quality of life.
Praxis achieves its goals by providing free legal aid and through advocacy, as well as by raising awareness of the problems faced by marginalized and socially excluded communities attempting to integrate. Its work covers the fields of nationality, personal documents, housing, education, health care, social protection and employment, as well as the area of sexual and gender-based violence.
By providing legal aid to the most marginalized and socially excluded communities, national minorities (Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian) and migrants, Praxis fights against discrimination, for respect for human rights and for the removal of systemic obstacles to access to rights.
Praxis achieves its goals through research, analysis and advocacy for systemic solutions to problems and the elimination of obstacles to accessing rights. This is achieved through awareness-raising activities, cooperation, educational outreach, publishing of reports, and providing expert support for reforms.
A word on the term "praxis"
The name praxis comes from an ancient Greek word which means action. It also means to translate an idea into action: "a hard theory to put into practice".