The Development Policy Institute, with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program, conducted two workshops on the theme: "Monitoring and evaluation of public benefit projects under the State Social Procurement Program" for the staff of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic and its Chui Oblast territorial units. During the workshop, the participants were familiarized with survey questionnaires, studied the principles of conducting a survey, and role played monitoring and evaluation of a project. This workshop will help the staff of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and its territorial units to study and use monitoring and evaluation tools for implementation of public benefit projects as a part of the State Social Procurement Program. More info is on DPI site: http://dpi.kg/ru/press-room/news/full/1319.html

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Workshop participants study monitoring and evaluation tools with the support of the trainer.

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During the workshop, the participants worked interactively in a team and in pairs to understand how to apply the suggested monitoring and evaluation tools in practice.

 

The below quest "To decide whether or not to take protection of your neighbors in cases of domestic violence" was developed as part of the campaign "Be informed - Law on Safeguarding and Protection Against Domestic Violence" conducted by the Public Foundation "Open Line" with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program implemented by East-West Management Institute in the Kyrgyz Republic. More detailed info at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg3B0fg33IA or at: https://www.facebook.com/ZakonNaTvoeyStorone/posts/335845333605788

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Do not leave victims of violence without attention, react and call the police! Under the law, the district police officer will be able to issue a protection order to the aggressor for three days, which the victim can extend for thirty days.

On April 19, 2018, the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic, with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP), inaugurated Free Legal Aid Centers (FLACs) in the city of Naryn and in Kochkor village of Naryn Oblast. These centers provide free legal consultations to citizens, including the rural population and vulnerable groups, and increase the public’s knowledge of human rights and available resources to improve access to justice. The USAID CGP is assisting the Ministry of Justice in its initiative to increase the availability of legal aid and previously supported the opening of four FLACs, including in Isfana and Kadamjay in Batken Oblast, and in Jalal-Abad city and Bazar-Korgon village in Jalal-Abad Oblast. The USAID CGP also provides technical assistance to improve the quality of the legal services provided by the 20 existing FLACs around the country.

More info covered by Naryn TV: https://youtu.be/b_ltLrmy4MY

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Deputy Prosecutor of Kochkor district, Counselor of Justice of the second grade Shaparkul Abdyrazaev (from left), Mission Director of the USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Kimberly Rosen, Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Akzhol Kalbekov, and Chairman of the Council of Defense Attorneys of the Kyrgyz Republic Bilim Raiymkulov cut a ribbon to inaugurate the new Free Legal Aid Center in Kochkor village of Naryn Oblast.

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Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Akzhol Kalbekov (from left), Head of the Kochkor District State Administration Nurlan Kerimkulov, Mission Director of the USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Kimberly Rosen, and Project Management Specialist of the USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Erkin Konurbaev with participants of the inauguration ceremony at the new Free Legal Aid Center in Kochkor village, Naryn Oblast.

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Mission Director of the USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Kimberly Rosen (from left), Plenipotentiary representative of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic Amanbai Kaiypov, Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Akzhol Kalbekov, and Chairman of the Council of Defense Attorneys of the Kyrgyz Republic Bilim Raiymkulov cut a ribbon to inaugurate the new Free Legal Aid Center in Naryn city of Naryn Oblast.

 

On April 26, 2018, a conference was held in Bishkek to discuss the secondary legal acts to the Law on Safeguarding and Protection against Domestic Violence to present them to the Government for approval. The Law on Safeguarding and Protection against Domestic Violence was adopted by Parliament and signed by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic in late April 2017. Subsequently, USAID Collaborative Governance Program supported Association of Crisis Centers’ (ACC) initiative and the request of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to develop legal mechanisms for implementation of the law and provide expert support to the Ministry in drafting four secondary legal acts. As a result, four regulations were drafted and presented for discussion during a series of one-day workshops organized countrywide in March-April 2018. During the workshops, over 420 representatives of civil society organizations, local self-government bodies, health and education sectors discussed and elaborated a set of recommendations for the secondary legal acts and drafted joint work plans for implementation of the law. 

In addition, sub-recipient Public Fund Open Line has been conducting a media campaign to raise public awareness on the new law by broadcasting five video PSAs, TV and Radio programs and interviews, and disseminating information via social media.

 

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Mission Director of the USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Kimberly Rosen (second from left) noted in her opening remarks: “USAID has long supported efforts to reduce gender-based violence in the Kyrgyz Republic and will continue to do so in accordance with the Kyrgyz Government’s efforts to promote gender equality and address the problem of domestic abuse.”

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Over 60 representatives of civil society organizations, Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic, local self-government bodies, and health and education sectors participated in the conference.

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The Conference participants were familiarized with statistical data on registered criminal cases as a result of domestic violence.

Over 60 representatives of state notary offices, lawyers, employees of the Ministry of Justice’s Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid and Chui-Bishkek territorial unit of the Ministry of Justice took an active part in the seminar “State-Guaranteed Legal Aid: Practical Issues", which was held in Bishkek on April 16, 2018. This is one of a series of seminars held by the Ministry of Justice’s Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid, organized with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program and the joint project of the Finnish Foreign Ministry - UNDP "Towards a sustainable access to justice for legal empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic." More info is available on the Ministry of Justice’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/minjustKR/posts/560385614345803

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Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Akzhol Kalbekov opens a seminar in Bishkek with opening remarks.

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The chairman of the Council of Defense Attorneys of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bilim Raiymkulov, highlighted in his speech at the seminar that members of the BAR Association play an important role in implementation of the Law “On State Guaranteed Legal Aid in the Kyrgyz Republic” and in the operation of Free Legal Aid Centers in regions.

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Expert, member of the Working Group of the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Maripa Seidalieva addresses the participants of the seminar in Bishkek with comments on the State Guaranteed Legal Aid.

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A seminar on "State-Guaranteed Legal Aid: Practical Issues" is being actively held in Bishkek, where more than 60 representatives of state notary offices, lawyers, employees of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice of the KR and Chui-Bishkek Territorial units of the Ministry of Justice participated.

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The participants also were familiarized with the selection criteria for defense attorneys who are included in the system of state guaranteed legal aid, as well as practical guidance on the provision of qualified legal assistance. 

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The seminar was conducted with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program and the joint project of the Finnish Foreign Ministry - UNDP "Towards a sustainable access to justice for legal empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic."

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