Photo credit: Karen Wykurz/Saferworld
Photo credit: Karen Wykurz/Saferworld

Central Asia

Central Asian countries are connected by a shared Soviet legacy and similar security challenges. These include unresponsive governance, ethnic tensions, border conflict and violence against women. These tensions at times flare up into full conflict, such as recent large-scale military clashes along the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as multiple instances of domestic instability. 

Saferworld has been active in Central Asia since 2009. We have offices in Bishkek and Osh, and programmes in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. We help build trust and improve services by bringing people and security providers together. We encourage accountability and cooperation between communities and authorities to ensure that people’s security needs are addressed, and work on addressing women and youth concerns

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