Micro grant programs for strengthening women’s capacity in peace building

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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