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On August 2-3, 2023, in online format, UNDP and the Public Association “Kyrgyz Association of Women Judges” within the framework of the joint EU-UN Spotlight initiative will conduct a pilot training on the practical training course “PROVIDING GENDER-SENSITIVE AND ORIENTED TO PERSONS SURVIVED OF GENDER AND FAMILY VIOLENCE, The Legal Aid Service of the Ministry of Justice has developed a training course for lawyers, justice officials, social and other services providing services to the population in the field, for lawyers of the Legal Aid Service (LAS) participating in the “Solidarity Bus” campaign.

The Legal Aid Service under the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic annually organizes the “Solidarity Bus” campaign, in the framework of which lawyers and employees of other state bodies with extensive experience provide free legal advice and assistance to socially vulnerable segments of the population.

At the training, the lawyers of SJP will familiarize themselves with the practical training course “Providing gender-sensitive and survivor-oriented services for survivors of gender-based and family violence in the provision of legal counseling” developed for the professional development of lawyers, justice, social and other services providing services to the population in the field within the framework of the project “Solidarity Bus”, will test it and give their recommendations for the finalization of the course based on the results of the training.

On the EU-UN joint initiative “Spotlight”: In January 2020, in partnership with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the EU and the UN launched a multi-year country program under the global Spotlight Initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. The goal of the program is to create an environment in which all women and girls in Kyrgyzstan, especially the most vulnerable, live free from violence and harmful practices, including child marriage and ala kachuu. The program includes a set of integrated interventions in the areas of policy and legislation, institutional strengthening, violence prevention, services for survivors, quality data collection, and support to the women’s movement and civil society. The program is implemented by five UN agencies (UN Women, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF and UNODC) under the overall leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator in the Kyrgyz Republic.