USAID and Ombudsman Institute husband or wife to extend accessibility to free lawful help by way of hotline company
AKIPRESS.COM – The Institute of Ombudsman and USAID declared their partnership to develop accessibility of folks in Kyrgyzstan to cost-free authorized support via the 115 hotline services.
Underneath the two-year partnership, the USAID Jigerduu Jarandar job will assist further five authorized professionals – 3 in Bishkek and two in the southern location. These lawyers will supply free of charge authorized consultations by means of the 115 hotline and reinforce the institute’s function in this area.
“USAID is very pleased to associate with the Ombudsman to develop the amount and excellent of authorized providers presented via the hotline. Our cooperation in strengthening and endorsing the Hotline 115 will open up a new chapter in our joint efforts to make certain that each individual Kyrgyz citizen has the possibility to acquire consultations from a law firm,” mentioned Ms. Alder Bartlett, Performing USAID Mission Director.
The Ombudsman Institute and USAID Jigerduu Jarandar challenge will operate alongside one another to raise community recognition about the hotline through media and general public outreach strategies. The task will also assistance experienced advancement of the Akyikatchy Institute’s staff, which includes the 115 hotline operators.
“Expansion of the Ombudsman Institute’s capability in the provision of no cost lawful help will not only add to human legal rights strengthening on the territory of our state – which in itself is a priority area of the Institute’s perform – but will also foster more productive dissemination of the information and facts about the major state entire body in cost of human legal rights protection, its get the job done and benefits, as nicely as about helpline channels this kind of as 115 hotline and not too long ago launched Telegram chat bot “Akyikatchy bot 115,” Ombudsman Tokon Mamytov explained.
The 115 hotline provider allows Kyrgyzstanis to obtain absolutely free consultations in excess of the cell phone on a large variety of authorized challenges, this sort of as land disputes, civil rights, legal position, and spouse and children problems. Introduced in 2015 as a provider to protect children’s legal rights, now the hotline offers authorized assist on all human rights issues. Just about every year the hotline receives all over 8,000 calls from citizens in as very well as exterior of the country.
The Jigerduu Jarandar undertaking is funded by the U.S. Agency for Global Advancement (USAID) and executed by FHI 360, ACTED, and Fergana Valley Lawyers Devoid of Borders.