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Human Rights Program

  • The Care Leavers Advocacy Project, which works with government ministries and departments to improve legislation to enable better support of care leavers.Oasis, in cooperation with the Public Union Our Voice, work with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to amend the legislation and to promote the effective implementation of laws to improve the situation of young people leaving residential care. This initiative was supported by the Collaborative Government Program funded by the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom.

As a part of the “Care Leavers Advocacy Project”, The Public Charitable Foundation Oasis and the Public Union Our Voice analyzed existing legislation and developed recommendations to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on necessary support for care leavers.

According to the Ministry of Labor and Social development of the KR in 2018, 12 487 children and adolescents are being brought up in orphanages and residential institutions in the Kyrgyz Republic.  Each year an average of 450 young people aged 15-18 ‘graduate’ from these institutions. The vast majority of young people in institutions (94%) have families, but do not have any contact with them.

The Kyrgyz Republic’s legislative system does not recognize the rights of these young people to any support. No single government body is responsible for the social integration of care leavers after they leave orphanages and residential institutions.  Social workers are not trained on supporting such children. According to the law, children officially rejected by their parents are not recognized as orphans and consequently they are not eligible for any additional government support.

  • Legal camps for care leavers and trainings on prevention human trafficking and labor slavery. Camp’s goal is the formation of legal knowledge on basic human rights, life skills, safe employment processes, access to democratic processes in the Kyrgyz Republic among care leavers who graduated orphans in Chui oblast and the city of Bishkek.
  • The Care Leavers Advocacy Project, which works with government ministries and departments to improve legislation to enable better support of care leavers.Oasis, in cooperation with the Public Union Our Voice, work with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to amend the legislation and to promote the effective implementation of laws to improve the situation of young people leaving residential care. This initiative was supported by the Collaborative Government Program funded by the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom.

As a part of the “Care Leavers Advocacy Project”, The Public Charitable Foundation Oasis and the Public Union Our Voice analyzed existing legislation and developed recommendations to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on necessary support for care leavers.

The Kyrgyz Republic’s legislative system does not recognize the rights of these young people to any support. No single government body is responsible for the social integration of care leavers after they leave orphanages and residential institutions.  Social workers are not trained on supporting such children. According to the law, children officially rejected by their parents are not recognized as orphans and consequently they are not eligible for any additional government support.

  • Legal camps for care leavers and trainings on prevention human trafficking and labor slavery. Camp’s goal is the formation of legal knowledge on basic human rights, life skills, safe employment processes, access to democratic processes in the Kyrgyz Republic among care leavers who graduated orphans in Chui oblast and the city of Bishkek.

Video Legal camp