Bishkek, AKIpress News Agency Press Center (129, Moskovskaya Street).  On February 15, 2019, 10 a.m., a press briefing will be held for the media to inform on the results of the project “The Committee for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (CPDV)  as an Effective Tool for the Prevention of Domestic Violence”.  
 
At the press briefing, the participants will share the results of the workshops aimed to support the implementation of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Safeguarding and Protection from Domestic Violence and to prevent domestic violence. In addition, the participants will discuss further steps for CPDVs to eliminate domestic violence in Bishkek settlements. 
 
The project is implemented by the Public Union “Women Support Center”, with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program. The participants at the event will include representatives of relevant authorities and civil society, CPDV members, and residents of three targeted settlements of Bishkek.
 
As part of the project, 211 residents of three Bishkek settlements (Kalys Ordo, Kolmo and Ak Bosogo), including both men and women, attended 12 workshops and learned about existing domestic violence legislation and how to respond to cases of domestic violence and improve relationships between family members. 
 
The project provided support to the CPDVs of the three settlements to strengthen their capacity and implement initiatives for the elimination of domestic violence in their communities.
 
The Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) promotes effective collaboration between civil society, the private sector, and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI).
 
Agenda of the Press Briefing
 
10:00 – 10:15 – Coffee-break.   
 
10:15 – 10: 20 – Greetings; introduction of speakers 
 
10:20 – 10:30 – Presentation of project results  
 
10: 30 – 10:40 – CPDV activities to combat domestic violence
 
10:40 – 11:00 – Community residents sharing their experience and opinions  
 
11:00 – 11:20 – Discussion of further steps to be made by CPDVs to prevent domestic violence 
 
11:20 – 11:30 – Wrap-up. 
 

The Association of Legal Clinics of Kyrgyzstan (ALCK) works to strengthen the interaction between legal clinics, FLA Coordination Center, Bar of the Kyrgyz Republic, and relevant Universities to increase access to free legal aid for vulnerable population. On February 11, 2019, the ALCK organized a working group meeting with all partners to discuss further interaction and signing an Agreement of Cooperation. 

More info on ALCK’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/alckyrgyzstan/posts/2192610280991121

 Photo of 1st WG meeting 14 02 2019

Participants of the first Working Group meeting include: Director of the Free Legal Aid Coordination Center(FLA CC) Akzhol Kalbekov, Deputy Director of the FLA CC Zhyldyz Ryskulova, representatives of legal clinics Aliya Kalybaeva and Dzhangasynova G., expert attorney Avanova S.A., and President of the Association of Legal Clinics Artur Bakirov and experts.

On January 25, 2019, the Public Fund “DIA” in partnership with the Public Fund “Gulmaidan” underwent an orientation training held by the USAID Collaborative Governance Program and embarked on implementation of the project entitled “Promoting Local Committees for Safeguarding and Protection from Domestic Violence”. The project is aimed to implement the Law “On Safeguarding and Protection from Domestic Violence” and strengthen the development capacity of the Committees for Prevention of Domestic Violence (CPPS) in nine local communities of Osh Oblast. For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/Общественный-фонд-ДИА-1972963612948441.

Photo 2 CGP Orientation Training for PF DIA team January 25 2019

Director of PF “DIA” and Project Assistant Avazkan Ormonova (from left to right), Accountant of PF “DIA” Jamal Ormonova, Project Coordinator Erkingul Osekova, Project Assistant of PF “Gulmaidan” Tursunai Kadyrova, and Accountant of PF “Gulmaidan” Alima Salieva after the Orientation Training held by the USAID Collaborative Governance Team ready to proceed with implementation of the project.PF DIA team at Orientation Training 25 11 2019

Representatives of the Public Fund “DIA” in partnership with the Public Fund “Gulmaidan” finalizing the work plan of the project “Promoting Local Committees for Safeguarding and Protection from Domestic Violence” to proceed with its implementation.

 

On February 5-6, 2019, representatives of Public Union “Abiyir El”, Public Union “Rural Life”, Public Foundation “DIA”, Public Foundation “Gulmaydan”, Association of Crisis Centers and Public Union “Equal Rights” took part in a seminar on the theme “Building the Work of Local Committees to Prevent Domestic Violence”. During the seminar, the participants were familiarized with a situational review of domestic violence, studied the legislation in the field of safeguarding and protection against domestic violence, discussed goals and objectives as well as principles of formation of local committees for prevention of domestic violence (CPDVs), and planned the activities of local CPDVs. 
 
The Association of Crisis Centers, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic and with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program, held the seminar as a part of the project entitled “Promoting Local Committees for Safeguarding and Protection from Domestic Violence”. The project is aimed at implementing the Law “On Safeguarding and Protection from Domestic Violence” and strengthening the development capacity of the Committees for CPDVs in 27 local communities of Ak-Suu and Jety-Oguz Ryons of Issyk-Kul Oblast, Nookat and Karasuu Rayons of Osh Oblast, and in settlements of Bishkek, Chui Oblast.
 
 Training in Cholpon Aty

Members of the PU “Abiyir El” working together with representatives of other CSOs to be prepared for implementation of the project “Promoting Local Committees for Safeguarding and Protection from Domestic Violence” in coordination with other CSO partners.

Abiyir El Training in IKO

Chair of the PU “Abiyir El” Azis Toktosunov actively participates in a two-day training to get prepared for implementation of the project in Issyk-Kul Oblast.

 

In January 2019, the Public Union "Abiyir El", in partnership with the Public Union "Rural Life" and with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program, started the implementation of the project entitled "Promoting Local Committees for Safeguarding and Protection from Domestic Violence”. The project is aimed to implement the Law “On Safeguarding and Protection from Domestic Violence” and to strengthen the capacity development of the committees for prevention of domestic violence (CPDV) in five communities in Dzhety-Oguz rayon and four communities in Ak-Suu rayon of Issyk-Kul Oblast. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=846455132402814&id=100011150049334

RUS ENG Abiyir El and Selskaya Zhizn launching a project January 2019

Assistant of the Public Union “Rural Life” Damel Ismailova, (from left to right), Project Coordinator of the Public Union “Rural Life” Bibigul Bupebaeva, Project Coordinator of Public Union “Abiyir El” Aida Zhumabek Kyzy, Specialist of the Public Union “Abiyir El” Elnura Sadybaeva during the orientation training conducted by the USAID Collaborative Governance Program in January 2019.

Abiyir El Team

The team of the PU "Abiyir El" is ready to launch another project aimed at implementing the Law "On Safeguarding and Protection from Domestic Violence" and strengthening activities on prevention of domestic violence in communities of Dzhety-Oguz and Ak-Suu rayons of Issyk-Kul Oblast.