Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Human Rights - NGOs effectively tackle Xenophobia

In today's show, we spoke to Anthony Muteti – From People Against Suffering Oppression and Poverty or PASSOP. PASSOP is a community-based non-profit organization and grassroots movement that works to protect and promote the rights of all refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in South Africa. He was joined by Mncedisi Mbatha and Fred Bi dandi – from the Agency for Refugee Education, Skills Training & Advocacy or ARESTA. We were talking about Xenophobia. According to research undertaken by the Forced Migration Programme, sections of the South African population are highly xenophobic. For further information about PASSOP you can contact Anthony on (021) 762 0322 or 084 351 0388 alternatively send an email to anthony@passop.co.za ARESTA fulfils a practical empowerment role in educating and providing skills to refugees and asylums seekers, helping refugees develop their own strengths in order for them to become self-reliant during their stay under the protection of the South African Government. If you want more information you can contact their offices at (021) 696 5764 or visit www.aresta.org.za

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