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  • I am the lawyer: the study, which lasts the whole life

    During the training we had more detailed study of human rights standards. It was quite important for me to become acquainted with the human rights protection instruments existing at the international level.

  • In Kyrgyzstan, farmers organize to overcome poverty

    Farmers in the largest pasture valleys in Kyrgyzstan organize into traditional groups, jamaats, to better manage lands and resources.

  • Initiative and effective work with local self-government bodies helped residents of Chorgochu village to get power lines, repair roads and even more...

    Recently 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 People

    Newly created public watchdog bodies help make government institutions transparent and oriented at people.

  • Kyrgyzstan: Reducing Harm from HIV

    Kyrgyzstan still has a relatively low prevalence of HIV, but the virus is spreading at one of the fastest rates in the world. The country’s location, at the crossroads of drug trafficking through Central Asia, has helped drive the number of injecting drug users up by 50 times in the last two decades, for a current total of around 25,000. Mostly men, they account for about two-thirds of HIV cases. Recent increases in the number of women and children with HIV indicate the epidemic is slowly but surely spreading into the general population.

  • Learning to fight early marriages in Kyrgyzstan

    Cooking and sewing workshops, computer classes at schools help to empower school girls and prevent early marriages.

  • Legal Aid for the Good
  • Local Communities in the South of Kyrgyzstan Discuss Importance of Religious Tolerance for Peace

    Religion has been increasingly penetrating our everyday life. Over the past twenty years we have turned from the country of total atheism to an islet where the various faiths, traditional as well as imported from abroad, peacefully coexist. Situation with religion in Kyrgyzstan remains ambiguous. Therefore consolidation of government authorities, religious and non-governmental organizations to deal with this issue is critical, as it should be a key factor for stabilization, strengthening of interethnic and interconfessional peace and conflict prevention in the country.

  • Local Communities in the South of Kyrgyzstan Discuss Importance of Religious Tolerance for Peace

    Religion has been increasingly penetrating our everyday life. Over the past twenty years we have turned from the country of total atheism to an islet where the various faiths, traditional as well as imported from abroad, peacefully coexist. Situation with religion in Kyrgyzstan remains ambiguous. Therefore consolidation of government authorities, religious and non-governmental organizations to deal with this issue is critical, as it should be a key factor for stabilization, strengthening of interethnic and interconfessional peace and conflict prevention in the country.

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