Kyrgyz teenagers produce OneMinutesJr videos on Juvenile Justice
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.
For a full list of videos produced, click and watch on this page here.
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.
The trainers were international experts who have conducted similar workshops in several countries as part of a global UNICEF project. In Kyrgyzstan, this is the fourth time such an event has been conducted. The first was held in 2005 on HIV issues; the second, in 2009, raised the question of children deprived of parental care; and the third took place in 2010 covering peacebuilding.
The work of the participants of these workshops can soon be found among three thousand one-minute films on the project website.
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Generation Insan Foundation
OneMinutesJr workshops on juvenile justice in 2012