The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has extended funding support to Crime Check Foundation (CCF) in a collective quest to end laws, which criminalize the status of individuals as being poor, homeless, as opposed to specific wrongful acts. This is under a partnership titled ‘Decriminalizing Vagrancy Laws and Advocacy (DVLA) project. Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), established in 2000, is a grant-making and advocacy organization focused on equality, justice, democratic governance, human rights and knowledge generation. It is part of the global network of Open Society Foundations spread across 37 countries around the world.
According to the Executive Director of CCF, Mr Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, the CCF-OSIWA Decriminalizing Vagrancy Laws and Advocacy (DVLA) project seeks to create an enabling environment for vagrants to know, demand and exercise their rights and responsibilities in Ghana.
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