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  • Back to Peace through Rebuilding Trust: Women and Youth in BatkenBack to Peace through Rebuilding Trust: Women and Youth in BatkenAug 5, 2013Women and youth in the remote southern villages of Iskra and Andarak in Kyrgyzstan are organized into the initiative self-help groups since September 2012 as part of local community peace building efforts. The women’s self-help groups in two villages that included unemployed representatives of two ethnic groups, Kyrgyz and Tajik, jumped in the joint income generating activities. They organized garment sewing shops that helped build trust and peace among two major ethnic groups, as well as facilitated women’s role in this process in the villages. Local government provided facilities and UNDP project helped repair the building, purchased equipment and launched production process.

  • Initiative and effective work with local self-government bodies helped residents of Chorgochu village to get power lines, repair roads and even more...Initiative and effective work with local self-government bodies helped residents of Chorgochu village to get power lines, repair roads and even more...Aug 5, 2013Recently residents of a remote small village of Chorgochu in Jalal-Abad province installed a new power line and a transformer in their village. Electric light, without which many cannot imagine their lives, was first introduced to houses of about 20 families living on the outskirts of the village.

  • Kyrgyzstan: Bridging the Gap Between Government and PeopleKyrgyzstan: Bridging the Gap Between Government and PeopleJan 22, 2014Newly created public watchdog bodies help make government institutions transparent and oriented at people.