The project aims at contributing to the development of a peaceful and inclusive society through providing access to education and advisory services for one of the most disadvantaged groups of the population – prisoners and ex-prisoners, protective their social, economic, and cultural rights.
It impacts the social and economic conditions of prisoners by their greater involvement in learning and production activities within the penitentiary institutions, which enables the prisoners to receive incomes and to improve slightly the living conditions.
The project will apply a human rights-based approach to contribute to the realization of human rights of prisoners and ex-prisoners through a set of empowering practical civic educational workshops and group and individual consultations.
The project will also institutionalize the social reintegration consultation mechanisms between civil society and local public institutions through development of Ex-prisoners’ Social Reintegration State Program.
The project coverы 300 prisoners in penal institutions 3/8 in Nurek and 3/6 in Yavan, as well as more than 1,100 ex-prisoners in 10 cities and regional centers of Tajikistan, including Dushanbe, Khorog, Khujand, Bohtar, Vakhdat, B. Gafurov, Vose, Penjikent, Devashtich and Dzhaikhun
The project is funded by the European Union (75%) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (25%).
Overall objective: To contribute to a peaceful and inclusive society through providing access to education and advisory services for one of the most disadvantaged groups of the population – prisoners and ex-prisoners, and protect their social, economic, and cultural rights.
Specific objective: To strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and human rights defenders working with prisoners and ex-prisoners, to support democratic values and to foster the reintegration of (ex-)prisoners into society.
• 14 staff members of the Bureau on Human Rights and Rule of Law (BHR) and NGO Jahon;
• 10 representatives of CSOs to be a part of HR monitoring group;
• 10 representatives of state and non-state actors to be a part of working group on state program lobbying;
• 25 lawyers of legal aid centres;
• 150 female prisoners from the Nurek penal institution;
• 150 male prisoners from Yavan penal institution;
• Over 1100 ex-prisoners in 10 cities.
- Enhancing capacities of CSOs to protect the human rights of prisoners and ex-prisoners
- Improving national enabling environment for the CSOs to protect social, economic & cultural rights of ex-prisoners;
- Enhancing capacity of ex-prisoners in generating income and re-integration into society and expanding access for prisoners to quality non-formal education in the prisons.
- Increasing public visibility on social, economic and cultural rights of prisoners and ex-prisoners.