Moskovskaya, 41B - 8 (street address)
a/ya 1893 (postal address)
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:
- A weekly radio program on a private station in Bishkek done in a live question and answer format.
- In June 1998, it started publishing a quarterly bulletin on children's rights which includes reviews of local, national, and international law, advice of teachers, and other news.
- A project on alternatives to military service.
- It Monitors orphanages and other children's institutions.
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).
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).