Dear sponsors, we are asking you to help us build / make a Safe Home for a woman together.
Public Foundation Positive Dialogue was established in December 2011 by a group of lawyers to protect women's rights from domestic, physical and sexual violence, violence committed by state agents - police, prison guards, closed hospitals - psychiatric hospitals.
The Fund is located in the south of Kyrgyzstan in Osh.
Since the Foundation's existence four projects aimed at protecting women's rights have been implemented. As part of our activities, we provide free consultations to women, represent their interests in the police and courts, send women to temporary shelters, where a woman can get a night's lodging and psychologist's help. At the same time, we work with government agents, hold meetings, conduct trainings for them, inform them of problems and recommendations on how to solve them, develop reports and manuals on specific topics for distribution.
We also work with women victims of torture by the police. Victims of torture need really professional lawyers. Cases of torture last for years. The victim of torture sometimes does not believe that she can find justice and bring to justice the guilty police officers who tortured her and forced her to confess to a crime she did not commit, or testify to someone and was a witness. In one case, one woman was forced to confess to the mistress of a police officer, who was killed, so that the investigation provided a murder scenario, like a jealous murder by the husband of this woman. Two days this woman was illegally detained by policemen, beat out confessions and testimony against her husband. So, due to torture, the woman had misscarriage of twins, because the tortures were perverted (they raped by the bottle). And doctors who must document torture according to the standards of the Istanbul Protocol, in most cases, conclude that torture is not confirmed. At the moment we are working with this case. Criminal proceedings against police officers have not yet been instituted. And in relation to a woman, a criminal case was filed for fraud because she wrote a statement about torture and undergoes expert examination, speaks in the media about the tortures applied to her: http://bulbul.kg/video:49124. As a result, her lawyers were exposed assault in court from the crowd.
In the course of the work we face many difficulties. So, there is no permanent working shelter for women. If crisis centers do not have projects, they do not accept or do not provide at least a roof over the head for a woman (in most cases with children) who has nowhere else to hide from her husband, partner, or at least not stay at night on the street.
In our fund there are 3 lawyers, rendering legal assistance to women, we understand that women besides legal assistance also need social assistance in the form of temporary shelter, education of the profession, employment, medical and psychological assistance, the restoration of documents like a passport, documents for children, Pensions and benefits, recovery of alimony from the fathers of children.
Our fund in front of other funds of Kyrgyzstan is quite young and against the background of large funds it is difficult for us to receive grants for the realization of our ideas for the protection of women.
This leads to the fact that we find it difficult to pay rent for the office, pay salaries to employees and organize comprehensive assistance to women.
Nevertheless, assistance to women, especially in the South of Kyrgyzstan, remains extremely necessary due to increased radicalization, unemployment, lack of education in society, which leads to an increase in early marriages, unregistered marriages in state bodies, lack of education and professional training for girls and women, economic dependence of women from men. And corruption in state bodies, lack of gender orientation among state employees, lack of effective state programs to provide free lawyers leads to limited access of women and children to justice and public services.
We also work with women who are HIV+, former drug users, women on methadone therapy, women in conflict with the law. In most cases, these women are more stigmatized and discriminated against by family members, society and the state.
From time to time we have a problem with the office - there is no money to pay rent office, the owner asks us to vacate the office and we need to look for another office.
In this regard, we want to find a sponsor for the acquisition of a building or a house, for permanent residence in it. Also, create a shelter for women in this house (for 20-25 beds), create a room for a psychologist, a room for children. In the women's home, we want to organize a small business for self-maintenance - to plant vegetables or fruits in the garden, raise chickens and sell eggs, small sewing and take orders, etc. In self-maintenance we mean to buy food, hygiene products and other necessary supplies for women, to maintain activities of the home for women, pay expenses in the form of public services, a security guard, a nanny, a cook. Also we want to note that for the paid work there will be hired needy women who have been subjected to violence and the most need for employment.
We meet on the street women and girls who beg in the street, they are in dirty clothes, not washed, hungry. In our shelter, they could be offered to swim, wash, and spend the night. Also, we have a collection of clothes that we can offer to women and their children.
The house also would like to organize training courses in sewing, cooking and other necessary courses. In the same house, you can also organize a mini sewing workshop and a mini culinary workshop for women, or help women to organize their shops in the form of purchasing the necessary equipment for them to start a business, drawing up the necessary papers in state bodies for opening a business.
Our team has an experienced journalist who can provide information about the activities of the organization to the public, has contacts with other print, TV and Internet media. On Facebook we have the page of the organization where we place information and stories about women.
We have specialists: lawyers, accountant, journalist, equipment - 1 computer, 2 laptops, 2 printers, telephone, 2 cabinet, 7 tables, 8 chairs.
In this regard, dear Sponsors, we ask you to render all possible assistance to us:
- purchase of own office
- shelter organizations - beds, shower, toilet, washing machine, bed linen, furniture, TV
- organization of the course for women - courses in sewing, cooking, literacy, computer literacy, etc.
- organization of assistance to women in the opening of their business - purchase of equipment, registration of documents in state institutions, purchase of raw materials for starting a business.
- salary of employees - coordinator, lawyers, accountant, cook, cleaner, social worker, psychologist, nanny for children, sewing teachers, literacy, cooking, computer literacy and other teachers.
- room for children, room for a psychologist.
Information on activities will be constantly highlighted on the facebook page of the organization and other media. We will be responsible for the use of money and we undertake to use the money in the framework of only the above activities. We will provide a report to all sponsors on the used money and provide financial documents.
With this letter we inform you that this letter will be sent to many private individuals, international charitable organizations, and if we receive assistance from several persons, we will notify all of you of what assistance was received and what assistance is directed to.
If you have any additional questions, we are always happy to answer them.
Chairman of the Board
Public Foundation Positive Dialogue
313/5 Lenin Street, Osh city
tel: 00996 3222 25952
cell phone. 00996 555 261557
Bank — Demir Kyrgyz International Bank
180A Kurmanjan Datka Street, Osh city, 723500 Kyrgyzstan
Bank account in EURO 1180000037683494
RAIFFEISEN BANK INTERNATIONAL AG
SWIFT BIC — RZBAATWW
Correspondent account of DemirBank: 1-55.-89.015/EUR
Bank account in DOLLAR: 1180000037683696
RAIFFEISEN BANK INTERNATIONAL AG (Vienna, Austria)
SWIFT BIC: RZBAATWW
Address: Am Standtpark 9, A-1030 Vienna, Austria
Correspondent account of DemirBank: 70-55.089.015
Intermediary bank: Standard Chartered Bank, New York
SWIFT BIC: SCBLUS33
Account #: 3582039831001
References to articles about the activities of the organization:
http://www.bearr.org/pdfs/WEB_bearr-news 68.pdf pages 8-9.
References to articles about an attack on lawyers:
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