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RIGHTS AWARENESS-RAISING MODULES DEPLOYED IN KYRGYZ PILOT SCHOOLS

Event date: From 01/04/2016 to 30/04/2016

Following the kick-off week of the Rule of Law Platform initiative “Raising awareness of pupils about the rule of law in Kyrgyz schools” in October, the Pilot Phase of the initiative will continue during the period from March to May 2016, in pilot Kyrgyz Schools. This deployment is made possible with support from the Ministry of Eduction and Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Bar of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Nine trained lawyer-trainers, having received training from a French trainer, Member of the Board of the Paris Bar, will deliver the six modules they designed, under the coordination of Ms Nazira Sopubekova, Member of the Kyrgyz Bar and Professor of Criminology at the Kyrgyz State Law Academy.

The nine trainer-lawyers are: Mrs Christina Kim, Gulzada Dzhalgasynova, Nurjan Zhusueva, Zylkan Seitalieva, Ziokul Arnalieva, Adjan Kadyrova, Jemila Sabitova, Gulnara Sheyshekeeva, coordinated by Mrs Nazira Sopubekova.

The 6 modules have been developed to increase Kyrgyz pupils about their rights and the rule of law and are adapted to age trenches:

– Up to 8th class : Rights of children when parents separate or divorce

– All classes : Accomplices in crime

– 7th class and later :  Corruption

– 7th class and later : Breach of law : hooliganism, thefth, (physical, psychological and sexual) violence, racket, children’s labour

– 9th class and later : Drugs, abortion

– 11th class and later : Rights of the accused, right of the victim.

Prior to summer 2016, the “National Deployment Phase” of the initiative will take place in Bishkek, including an assessment of the pilot phase and further training of trainers for the deployment of the initiative at national level, led by a representative of the Paris Bar.

The objective of this initiative is to increase public perception of the rule of law, underpining the strategy pursued by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic concerning the protection of youth and raising the legal awareness of the population, which is embodied in the policy plans of several governmental bodies, including the Coordination Council for Juvenile Justice under the Government, the Ministry of Education and Sciences, and the Ministry of Justice.

This initiative has received the patronage of Mrs Kudaiberbieva, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of social issues.