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 official launch of the Project was conducted on April 22, 2016 at the Tashkent Business Centre “Poytakht”.
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.