2012 workshops

1: 2012 workshops overview
2: Baku, Azerbaijan (5-9 March 2012)
3: Kolasin, Montenegro (26-30 March 2012)
4: Antananarivo, Madagascar (2-6 April 2012)
5: Yerevan, Armenia (9-13 April 2012)
6: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (16-20 April 2012)
7: Bucharest, Romania (14-18 May 2012)
8: Tarawa, Kiribati (29 May - 2 June 2012)
9: Dushanbe, Tajikistan (26-30 June 2012)
10: Pittsburgh, USA (2-7 July 2012)
11: New York, USA (10-14 July 2012)
12: Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan (3-7 September 2012)
13: Calarasi, Moldova (17-21 September 2012)
14: Odessa, Ukraine (3-7 October 2012)
15: Prey Veng, Cambodia (27 November-1 December 2012)
16: Lahore, Pakistan (3-7 December 2012)

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, 20 April 2012 - A presentation of twenty one-minute videos on “Children and Justice” prepared by young people from different regions of Kyrgyzstan was held on 20 April. The films are the results of a five-day workshop organized by Generation Insan Foundation with financial and technical support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the European Commission.

The workshop raised the issue of young people in conflict with the law. The participants not only talked about their lives, problems and dreams, but were also given the opportunity to be heard. They now have the possibility to take part in various international festivals in the future.

In Kyrgyzstan the juvenile justice system is just beginning to develop. The new edition of the Child Code includes a section entitled “Justice for Children”, which addresses protection of children in conflict with the law and child victims and witnesses of crime. The aim of the reform is to apply educational influence rather than punitive measures, which are common today.

read the full article and watch the videos