Public Discussion: Domestic violence during the lockdown in Kyrgyzstan
The Civil Society Initiative of the University of Central Asia is arranging online discussions in the Live format through Facebook Live.
The discussions are organised as part of the project: “Increasing access to comprehensive and reliable information on Coronavirus for journalists in Kyrgyzstan”, implemented by the Civil Society Initiative and supported by the British Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic. The online event will bring together representatives of different parties to share information about how the pandemic has affected the lives of people in Kyrgyzstan.
February 19th, 2021, 3:00 PM (KGT, GMT +6)
Domestic violence during the lockdown in Kyrgyzstan
According to the Ministry of Interior Affairs in Kyrgyzstan, the number of domestic violence cases has increased by 65% in the three months since the introduction of the emergency state in 2020. Forced isolation and financial difficulties during the quarantine led to conflict and violence in families. During the state of emergency, the crisis centres, like most organisations, could not receive citizens who needed their help. But in the meantime, they continued to provide consultations. The panelists will discuss how the fight against domestic violence was tackled during the pandemic and what new challenges people in Kyrgyzstan faced.
Kaiyrgul Urumkanova – journalist, founder of Internet-TV “Govori.TV”
Baktygul Chynybaeva – journalist, Radio Azattyk
The lecture will be given in Kyrgyz.
The live broadcast will take place via Internet television - Govori.TV on Facebook:
*Ideas presented in these online discussions reflect the personal opinion of the speakers and moderator and do not represent the views of the University of Central Asia, British Embassy in Bishkek and its employees.