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 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.

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

 

Bishkek. The Center for Coordination of State-guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice will hold its regular meeting with representatives of more than 40 civil society organizations and university legal clinics. The main goal of the meeting is to improve interaction in order to more effectively provide legal assistance and ensure access to justice in the Kyrgyz Republic. The meeting will be held on February 21, 2019, from 9.00 to 13.00 in the Park Hotel at 87 Orozbekov St.
 
The participants plan to discuss and approve a regulation as well as an action plan of the civil society organizations network created to strengthen interaction between legal aid providers.
 
During the meeting, a new Government Decree of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Approval of the Procedures for Interaction of Entities of the State-Guaranteed Legal Aid System” will be presented. The decree provides a detailed description of the roles of all entities and procedures of interaction in the provision of legal aid. 
 
The Center for Coordination of State-guaranteed Legal Aid will also present the list of documents entitling the right to receive competent legal assistance, aimed to ensure prompt and appropriate provision of legal aid to citizens. 
 
The meeting is organized with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program implemented by the East-West Management Institute in the Kyrgyz Republic and the UN Development Program and the Finland Foreign Ministry’s project “Towards Sustainable Access to Justice for Improving Legal Opportunities in the Kyrgyz Republic”. 
 
 

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.

Photo 2 Ombudsman of Issyk Kul Oblast Timaeva speaking o

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.

Photo 5 partner of Abiyir El Selskaya zhizn leader speaking o

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.

On February 15, 2019, the Public Union “Women Support Center” and representatives of three Bishkek settlements shared 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 press briefing in AKIpress Press Center. As part of the project, implemented with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program, 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.
 Photo 1 Opening the press cafe IMG 7739

Head of the АКИpress Press Center Rabiga Sadykova (fourth from right) opens the press briefing to share the results of the project “The Committee for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (CPDV) as an Effective Tool for the Prevention of Domestic Violence” implemented by Public Union Women Support Center with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program.

Photo 2 Imankulov Kenjebeck speaking IMG 7827

Representatives of all three Bishkek settlements sharing the results of the project implementation in their communities. CPDV member Kenjebeck Imankulov (second from right) telling about the work done in three Bishkek settlements.

Photo 3 Gender balance members of CPDV IMG 7804

Both men and women are active members of CPDVs.

Photo 4 CPDV member mother in law UUlai Shadieva Kolmo IMG 7797

Member of CPDV Uulai Shadieva sharing her experience on working with young daughters-in-law and mothers-in-law and on improving relationships between family members.

Photo 5 participants press cafe IMG 7856

A memory photo of the press briefing participants after sharing the results of the project implementation and discussing further plans of CPDVs in their communities.

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A member of youth committee under CPDV, Kanykey Umarova (from right), responds to the question from the media.

Photo 7 Ak Bosogo Kolmo activists IMG 7730

Representatives of CPDVs of different age and gender together with the volunteer (first from right) working on improving relationships between family members.

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Representative of PU Women Support Center Baken Dosalieva facilitates the press briefing.