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The Legal Advisory Office for Popular Organizations (GAJOP) was created in 1981 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Its institutional mission is to contribute to the democratization and strengthening of the Company and the State in view of the experience of full citizenship. In 1984, the organization joined the Luiz Freire Cultural Center in Olinda, seeking unification. After 10 years of partnership, GAJOP understood that its role was not limited to a project of another organization and decided to establish its headquarters in Recife, strengthening its institutional proposal. The GAJOP was founded by a group of lawyers who wanted work on the (re)democratization of the country; raise the level of information, awareness and empowerment of the people's movement organizations; and offer advice on the issue of land tenure in the slums of the metropolitan region of Recife. Today, GAJOP's goal is to be recognized as a public policy formulator in security, justice and human rights as well as help control crimes related to trafficking.
To contribute to the democratization and strengthening of the Company and the State and to improve the population's experience of full citizenship