Social Protection & Inclusion - Georgia

Armenia: Social Protection & Inclusion

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Despite unprecedented global social and economic progress over the past decades, there are numerous groups in every society that were not able to sufficiently profit from it and serious inequalities within societies persist. Virtually everywhere, there are individuals and groups that face barriers that prevent them from fully participating in society, the economy or politics. Conflicts and disasters make millions of people extremely vulnerable, without means and protection. To get closer to achieving stable, inclusive and just societies, it is necessary to address discrimination and social injustice, assist those currently left behind to become a valued part of society, and protect vulnerable groups affected by natural or man-made disasters.

The main global challenges PIN is addressing through its Social Inclusion and Protection programme are social exclusion and inequality, urbanisation of poverty and vulnerability, and civilians affected by crisis.

PIN’s Social Inclusion and Protection programs focus on:

  • Building capacity of governments and civil society to develop sustainable social protection systems and services, which will ensure inclusion, dignity, human rights and needs of vulnerable people being met
  • Empowering marginalized people to have an equal say and equal opportunities throughout their lives
  • Preventing, reducing and responding to protection risks of vulnerable groups affected by humanitarian crises
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Past aid programmes

Mobile care service for elderly

Mobile care service for elderly

The project supported by the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Armenia aimed at introducing new ways to provide social care services to the vulnerable population of Amasia municipality in the Shirak region of Armenia. Because of high outmigration of labour force (with 18.5% Shirak has the highest rate of population migrating and not returning to the region) there are many elderly people living alone as well as socially poor families of women led households whose spouses left for work abroad. People in Need’s intervention involves introduction of innovative mobile home-care services for the vulnerable people of Amasia community. As part of this project, People in Need fully equipped a new vehicle with all necessary assets needed to provide tailored support to its beneficiaries. Volunteers from the Amasia community were involved during the project ensuring the support to the most vulnerable people will continue even after the project ends.

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