«Mentor-3» project begins

October 18, 2015, 06:00

The “Initiative of Roza Otunbayeva” International Public Foundation with the support of the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announces the opening of the “Mentor-3” project. This project is a component of the current UNODC project “Peace and Trust: Equal Access to Law Enforcement and Justice.”


The project will be implemented for a period of six months, from September 2015 until March 2016.


The project goals are improving gender and ethnic representation by strengthening trust in local police through working to instill professions among high school graduates and raising the level of respect for the service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) through mutual assistance.


Through the experience of public servants of the MIA for this project, members of the Women’s Association of Police officers will attend. Together with the Ministry and the MIA Academy, the Foundation will campaign to create seven pilot programs in each of the oblast centers and choose female graduates (from grades 9-11) to participate in the mentor/mentee program.


The “Initiative of Roza Otunbayeva” Foundation staff, project experts and representatives of The Kyrgyz Republic MIA and MIA Academy attended a meeting October 6th as dictated by one of the project outcomes.


During the meeting project goals and duties were assigned, and project implementation issues were discussed. Additionally, the poor state of information about opportunities for girls to study at the MIA Academy were raised as well as issues and problems surrounding the protection of women’s rights.