The USAID Collaborative Governance Program congratulates the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice and the Ombudsman’s Office with signing a Cooperation Agreement. The CCP will continue to support the implementation of the cooperation agreement aimed at establishing the effective collaboration in developing the system of state-guaranteed legal aid and respecting human and civil rights in the Kyrgyz Republic. 
 

Photo 1 MoJ and FLA CC signing agreement 25 02 2019

Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice Akjol Kalbekov and Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic Tokon Mamytov signing the Agreement of Cooperation.

Photo 2 After signing the MoU roundtable

Minister of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Marat Djamankulov (second from right) with Director of CC SGLA Akjol Kalbekov (third from right) and Deputy Director of CC SGLA Jyldyz Ryskulova (first from right) and Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic Tokon Mamytov (second from left) with his team discussing further cooperation in implementation of the state-guaranteed legal aid.

Bishkek, March 4, 2019. The Association of Legal Clinics of Kyrgyzstan, in partnership with the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice (FLA Coordination Center), will hold a roundtable to discuss the development of legal clinics and strengthening the mechanisms of interaction between the state-guaranteed legal aid entities. The event will take place from 14.00 to 17.00 in the Bridges Hotel at 10 Kalyk Akiev St.
 
At the roundtable, the participants will discuss mechanisms for involving law school students during their internships at university legal clinics in activities of the Free Legal Aid Centers (FLACs), which provide legal consultations as part of the implementation of the Law on State-Guaranteed Legal Aid. At the event, the FLA Coordination Center, the Bar Association of the Kyrgyz Republic, and relevant universities that plan to engage students at legal clinics in FLAC activities will sign a cooperation agreement. 
 
Representatives of the Ministry of Justice, FLA Coordination Center, the Bar Association of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ministry of Education, State Migration Service, National Mediation Center, legal clinics, universities, and experts will participate in the roundtable discussions. 
 
The roundtable is organized with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program as part of the project “Strengthening the Interaction between Legal Clinics, Center for Coordination of State-guaranteed Legal Aid, the Bar Association of the Kyrgyz Republic, and Relevant Universities to Improve Access to Free Legal Aid for Vulnerable Populations.” 
 
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).
 

On February 21, 2019, over 50 representatives, including civil society organizations (CSOs), the Ministry of Justice’s Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Free Legal Aid (CCSGLA), UNDP, the USAID Collaborative Governance Program and university legal clinics took part in a regular meeting. In 2018, The CCSGLA and CSO network members signed an agreement of cooperation aimed at improving interaction between legal aid providers to more effectively provide legal assistance. During the meeting, the participants discussed and approved a regulation as well as an action plan of the CSO network created to strengthen interaction between legal aid providers.

Photo 1 Elzar Jyldyz Akjol roundtable with CSO network IMG 7862

Director of the Ministry of Justice’s Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Free Legal Aid (CC SGFLA) Akjol Kalbekov (first from left) makes opening remarks to open a regular meeting, Deputy Director of CC SGFLA Jyldyz Ryskulova, and USAID CGP Rule of Law Officer Elzar Elemanov.

Photo 2 USAID CGP Elzar Elemanov Rule of Law Officer IMG 7889

USAID CGP Rule of Law Officer Elzar Elemanov makes opening remarks to tell about USAID CGP and cooperation with the Ministry of Justice’s CC SGFLA in implementing the Law on State-Guaranteed Legal Aid and support in organizing a regular meeting of the Ministry Justice’s CCSGLA with the CSO network.

Photo 3 Olga Temirova Women CSO speaking IMG 7880

Director of Public Union of Women Organization “Alga” Olga Temirova sharing her view on further plans in improving access to legal aid for citizens.

Photo 4 Jyldyz Deputy Director FLA CC roundtable ppt presentation IMG 7890

Deputy Director of CC SGFLA Jyldyz Ryskulova presents a new Government Decree of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Approval of the Procedures for Interaction of Entities of the State-Guaranteed Legal Aid System”.

Photo 5 Natalia Kotik Expert on Legal Issues CSO leader IMG 7866

Director of Social and Legal Fund "Line of Protection" Natalia Kotik sharing her view on the role of CSOs in improving interaction between legal aid providers and ensuring access to justice in the country.

Photo 6 CSO members are speaking IMG 7872

Member of the Association of Legal Clinics Nargiza Zhenisheva highlighted the importance of introducing new technologies for effective interaction between legal aid providers.

 

The USAID Collaborative Governance Program congratulates the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice and the Ombudsman’s Office with signing a Cooperation Agreement. The CCP will continue to support the implementation of the cooperation agreement aimed at establishing the effective collaboration in developing the system of state-guaranteed legal aid and respecting human and civil rights in the Kyrgyz Republic.

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Photo 1 MoJ and FLA CC signing agreement 25 02 2019

Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice Akjol Kalbekov and Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic Tokon Mamytov signing the Agreement of Cooperation.

Photo 2 After signing the MoU roundtable

Minister of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Marat Djamankulov (second from right) with Director of CC SGLA Akjol Kalbekov (third from right) and Deputy Director of CC SGLA Jyldyz Ryskulova (first from right) and Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic Tokon Mamytov (second from left) with his team discussing further cooperation in implementation of the state-guaranteed legal aid.

 

 

On February 19, 2019 PU “Abiyir El” together with partner PU “Rural Life” held a roundtable in Karakol to present the goals and objectives of the project “Promoting Local Committees for Safeguarding and Protection from Domestic Violence”. Overall, 58 participants of the roundtable included representatives of local self-government bodies, education and health institutions, women councils, youth, elderly, and rural health committees of Jety-Oguz, Oktyabrskey and Teplokluchenskey aiyl aimaks and Jety-Oguz and Ak-Suu Rayon Administration of Issyk-Kul Oblast. During the roundtable, the participants actively discussed issues with families of migrants, where children and parents suffer more often in many cases. The participants discussed further plans and activities on safeguarding and protecting from domestic violence. The project is implemented with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program.

Photo 1 Social Worker Zina Omurzakova Jolgolot village

Social worker Zina Omurzakova from Jolgolot village of Ak-Suu Rayon sharing her experience on working with children and their families to safeguard and prevent from domestic violence.

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Ombudsman’s representative in Issyk-Kul Oblast Ms. Tamaeva highlighted the importance of joint efforts on safeguarding and protecting from domestic violence in the region.

Photo 3 Head of Jety Oguz AA Seidakmatov Ppt presentation o

Head of Jety-Oguz Aiyil Okmotu Mr. Seidakmatov supports the idea of strengthening CPDVs and promised that the local government will also work on safeguarding and protecting from domestic violence.

Photo 4 Venera Izakova Abiyir El speaking CPDVs

Venera Isakova from PU Abiyir El highlights the importance of preventive work with students of secondary schools.

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Head of PU “Rural Life” Ms. Bupebaeva sharing her view on the work with CPDVs in their communities.

Photo 6 58 participants Roundtable Abiyir El all participants 19 02 2019

Overall, 58 participants including heads and deputy heads of Ak-Suu and Jety-Oguz local governments (aiyil okmotu), representatives of the Ombudsman’s Office, members of CPDVs, youth, elderly and rural health committees and social workers participated in the roundtable in Karakol on February 19.

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Young activist is sharing his idea of working as a member of CPDVs.

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Women activists taking notes of good ideas suggested during the roundtable discussions.Photo 9 Head of Jety Oguz AA supports the CPDVs

Head of Jety-Oguz Aiyl Okmotu Mr. Seidakmatov sharing his thoughts on how jointly to combat and prevent domestic violence in the communities.