12 projects on security and crime reduction will be launched in six oblasts of Kyrgyzstan, which will be implemented by public associations and local activists.
These programs are aimed at prevention of violations according to the press service of the “For Reforms and Result” Civil Union. According to Kuhn Markvering, the International Coordinator of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), experience has shown that “joint work to prevent violations at the local level provides excellent results”.
In particular, there is example of successful cooperation in the Maksat village of Leilek region, where there was no police station, and the district police officer visited that area occasionally. Then local residents and village authority together built a police station, where local militiaman now lives and works in that border village.
In Uch-Korgon village, Kadamjai region of the Batken oblast, local authorities together with residents involved minors - schoolchildren - in volunteering to organize various events, thereby directing the leadership potential in correct channel and reducing the risk of school racketeering.
Urmat Kazakbayev, the co-chairman of the “For Reforms and Result” Civil Union, noted that the program was really working, therefore, the population, local government bodies and police therein were solving problems through cooperation, beginning to believe in their strength and effectiveness and thereby showing motivation.
A year ago the UNODC together with the “For Reforms and Result” Civil Union acted as coordinators of the “Prevention in Action” projects, which were implemented in 12 pilot villages and cities of Kyrgyzstan by covering 245,000 people. More than 14 million KGS were allocated from local budgets for implementation of these activities.