Youth Human Rights Group

Moskovskaya, 41B - 8 (street address)
a/ya 1893 (postal address)
720000 Bishkek
Tel: 996 312 681370 
Tel/Fax: 996 312 681091 
Contact: Maria Lisitsyna, chairperson 

YHRG was established in November 1995 by students in Bishkek with support from the Kyrgyz-American Bureau on Human Rights and the Danielle Mitterand Foundation. Since its founding, YHRG has monitored violations of children's rights and worked to repeal forced, unpaid work by students on community farms.

In 1997 it began its educational program in schools. YHRG volunteers have taught lessons on human rights in ten schools in Bishkek and several more in Osh. It has developed a 17 lesson curriculum for fifth graders and plans to make a video for the course.

Other projects by YHRG include:

YHRG has 16 permanent workers and volunteers and regional correspondents.

Last updated:    October 2000

A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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