Bills under Review by Kyrgyz Parliament Threaten Civil Society

June 22, 2015

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In Kyrgyzstan, two bills that present formidable threats to civil society and constitutionally-protected liberties are currently under review by Parliament. Echoing Russia’s policies toward NGOs, the “foreign agents” bill aims to intensify government oversight of such organizations under the pretext of national security. This bill not only extends to public authorities the right to intervene in the internal affairs of any NGO that receives foreign funding, but also forces such organizations to register as “foreign agents” or otherwise cease to operate within Kyrgyzstan.

The Right to Development: Bir Duino Brings 8th Annual Human Rights Film Festival and Bus Tour to Kyrgyzstan

December 23, 2014

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On October 7-11, 2014, following a Regional Bus Tour to 20 small cities and towns across Kyrgyzstan, WLP Kyrgyzstan/Bir Duino organized and facilitated the 8th Annual Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights in Bishkek. This year’s theme was “The Right to Development,” referring to the right of citizens of The Kyrgyz Republic to demand that their government take steps to fulfill its domestic and international human rights obligations, and to improve their quality of life. View photos on Bir Duino's facebook album here.

Snapshots: Fall 2014 Across the Partnership

December 17, 2014

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Leadership training in India, an activist convention in Egypt, and human rights movement building in Marrakesh... These are just a few of the exciting activities happening around the Partnership this fall.

eNews 36: Despite Extremist Threats, Women Continue the Fight for Rights & Democracy

August 18, 2014

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Kyrgyzstan Radio Program Strengthens Women’s Political Participation, While Draft Law Threatens NGO Freedom

August 15, 2014

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Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan Human Rights Film Festival

December 6, 2013

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Seventh Annual International Film Festival on Human Rights: "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan"

September 16, 2013

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WLP Kyrgyzstan/Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan will be hosting the Seventh Annual International Film Festival on Human Rights: "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan" from September 18-24, 2013. The theme of this year's Festival is "Migration: human rights, right for association and self-expression".

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