EWMI is partnering with the Ministry of Justice, the Supreme Court and civil society in the Kyrgyz Republic to implement a new, five-year justice support and gender equality program entitled “Ukuk Bulagy,” which means “source of rights” in Kyrgyz. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ukuk Bulagy focuses on improving citizens’ satisfaction with their justice system by strengthening the transparency and accountability of the judiciary and key governmental institutions. The project is guided by three cross-cutting principles: 1) people-centered justice, 2) gender equality and women’s empowerment, and 3) learning and adaptation.
EWMI Programs in Kyrgyzstan
EWMI, in partnership with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), John Hopkins University, the Association of Civil Society Support Centers, and the Kyrgyzstan Development Institute is implementing the Kyrgyzstan Collaborative Governance Project (KCGP). KCGP was an eight-year project that worked to foster effective collaboration between civil society and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to deliver social services to its citizens, resulting in a more responsive and accountable government, as well as a more credible, sustainable civil society.