Since December 2019 EuroPlus is implementing a project in Kyrgyzstan contracted by the UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME funded by the UK embassy in Kyrgyzstan. The objective of the project is to support the implementation of domestic violence legislation and policies on Sexual and Gender Based Violence including child marriage through support to relevant state authorised bodies on SGBV, capacity building of law enforcement and promoting Pro-Bono services to the victim of domestic, sexual and gender based violence.
Within the scope of the project we are providing expert assistance to National Authorised State Bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic, Government institutions, duty bearers of Violence against Women (VAW)/ Gender Based Violence and CSOs to progress in inclusive implementation of legal and justice sector reform. The project is further addressing VAW, promoting public engagement in VAW through Pro-Bono support to GBV victims and survivors including early marriages. Furthermore, we build capacities of prosecutors on VAW legislation and new criminal provisions, raising awareness.
We conducted fist of the series of training, this time in Osh, for the prosecutors in the area of gender based violence. Law enforcement agencies and, in general, the justice system play a crucial role in eradicating violence against women, which is an integral part of the state policy in the Kyrgyz Republic to achieve gender equality. That is why it is so important to improve law enforcement practice, including by increasing and expanding the capabilities of these authorized bodies. An important role in this direction is given to the training of prosecutors, who are actively assisted by development partner organizations.
The purpose of this training is to discuss the magnitude of the problem, raising the awareness of stakeholders about the situation of domestic violence,
early marriage, sexual crimes. The success of these trainings can be measured in the future by assessing the increased professionalism and quality of the
investigation of this category of cases. In the first round about 25 prosecutors were trained during this two-day training.
The training was conducted by an experienced trainer and consultant Gulsara Alieva.