[English] EVS vacancy in Centralasiengrupperna

Date: 24.02.2017  From: Centralasiengrupperna  Vacancies: 2 EVS volunteer positions Start date: August 2017 (flexible) Duration: 12 months EVS vacancy in Swedish NGO Centralasiengrupperna The following vacancies are available at Centralasiengrupperna through a EVS project funded by the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society. Qualified and eligible individuals interested in applying for this position are […]

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Trainings in Batken Oblast with the 1325-team

As many of you know, part of Novi Ritms work during 2016-2017 has been and still is to raise awareness among Kyrgyz youth in relation to the UN Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. It has previous featured on this blog here and here. Last week the 1325-team plus me and Emma went to […]

Emma and our colleague Salima right before boarding the plan to Osh

Our first two weeks in Kyrgyzstan

It has now been 13 days since we boarded a plane in Bishkek – destination Osh – and our new home! This is what we have been doing so far:   Written by Amanda Sonesson, based in Osh, Kyrgyzstan


Workshop: Islam and feminism

Disclaimer: CAG is a politically and religiously unbound organization and this blog post mirrors only my own thoughts in connection to this workshop and from spending only one week in Kyrgyzstan. It should also be underlined what is being presented is a small part of the research conducted on the subjects of Islam and feminism, […]

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Raising the voices of the young

Newly arrived in Bishkek, we haven’t spent any time being idle. Except for doing some of the city’s most famous cites, spending a whole day skiing in Chunkurchak, eating lots of Kyrgyz food and finding new friends, one of the first things we did was to met with two different NGO’s: Center for the Protection of Children […]


(English) First dinner in Kyrgyzstan

We (me Emma, and Amanda, the new interns) have arrived to Bishkek today. After a long flight we finally got to our hostel and after that we had some dinner at a restaurant with traditional kyrgyzs food. We also did some shopping at the supermarket. Since we have been awake for 24 hours its time […]

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(English) Two weeks of preparation

The picture above is from this week when me and Amanda, the organization Vardagens Civilkurage, our colleagues from Novi Ritm and CAG’s international coordinator Annika had a workshop in Malmö, Sweden. We practiced different roles you can have in a meeting e.g how you can intervene if someone interrupts and how you can act in […]

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(English) Soon in Kyrgyzstan – presentation of Emma, new CAG intern

Hi there, I’m currently at a café in Malmö, Sweden, with my new friend and colleague Amanda. Last day we met our Kyrgyzs colleagues (they are in Sweden now), it was so nice to meet them before going to Kyrgyzstan and they made a really good impression. Since I will spend some time blogging from […]


(English) Presentation of the new CAG intern Amanda

Hi everyone, So far, 2017 has been treating me good. At the end of last year I got a call from Annika at CAG telling me that I’d gotten an internship at CAG – going to Osh, Kyrgyzstan to work with their partner organization Novi Ritm for four months. I guess most of you reading […]