From June through December 2019, members of Committees for Prevention of Domestic Violence will conduct awareness raising events aimed at preventing domestic violence in new settlements of Bishkek city. 
 
The Committees for Prevention of Domestic Violence were established to combat domestic violence at the Local Territorial Management Units of Bishkek city. They help to improve cooperation between members of the Committees, including representatives of state district administrations, local units of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, educational and health institutions, and law enforcement bodies. The Committees also include civil society members such as courts of the elderly, women’s councils, and other active residents. Local authorities represented by the Chairs of Local Territorial Management Units play a key role in establishing such committees and approving their membership and plans. 
 
Since January 2019, Association of Crisis Centers and Public Union “Ravnye Prava” have been working closely with nine Committees in new settlements of Bishkek city (Ak-Bosogo, Kalys-Ordo,Muras-Ordo, Kolmo, Jenish, Ak-Jar, Ak-Bata, Dordoi1, and Dordoi2). The Committees were established as part of the project “Promoting Local Committees for Safeguarding and Protection from Domestic Violence,” implemented with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program. 
 
The Collaborative Governance Program promotes effective collaboration between civil society and the state bodies 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).
 Photo of ACC team working on new work plan 2019