In May 2011, as part of the project on “Strengthening the potential of women and vulnerable communities in restoring peace and harmony in Kyrgyzstan”, Rural Development Fund launched a sub-grant program that is provided to members of the Network of Women Peacekeepers of Kyrgyzstan in Batken, Jalal-Abad and Osh regions. The program is focused on enhancing the role of women and vulnerable groups in communities in decision-making processes, as a means to prevent and resolve inter-ethnic conflicts.
Within the framework of the project, 11 micro-project proposals were accepted for funding, and they will soon begin their implementation. The total amount of all these micro-projects is more than 2.3 million soms, of which over 1.8 million soms are provided by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund.
Within the framework of this sub-grant program, which will be implemented in two phases until mid-September, 2011, micro grants were offered to support activities related to the resolution, mitigation, prevention and reduction of inter-ethnic and social conflicts.
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