Summer Residency: Uzbekistan is a land of opportunities for youth

Photo caption: Freedom to all immediatly Let us welcome Lola to a board of active youth in Central Asia! Lola has been selected as one of the participants of the summer residency arranged by CAG a month ago. Regrettably, Lola was not able to come to Sweden, because of issues with her visa. Nevertheless, we are in touch with Lola and discuss ways of potential collaborations in the future. Lola was born and raised in one of the remote areas of Uzbekistan (more about Uzbekistan: https://centralasien.org/en/uzbekistan-en/). Her family is not big. She has a little niece, who she likes to […]

Positive changes through social coffee shop in Osh

“Social coffee shop brings positive social changes among the youth of Osh”  Our dear friends, We are here today to share some updates from our partner organization in Osh, Kyrgyzstan – Novi Ritm. Lately, Novi Ritm has been expanding and building opportunities for youth of the country to speak up about the challenges in the society of Kyrgyzstan. And today we are going to talk about a specific core area of the organization – social entrepreneurship. It is a new working area for Novi Ritm, but they already created the first social coffee shop in Osh! This blogpost will dwell […]

Summer residency in Sweden with a participant from Tajikistan

“In the near future, I would be happy to see a well-educated and respectful to each  other society in Tajikistan” Last week I had a great pleasure to interview an open, cheerful and persistent person, Mekhrubon, the first ever participant of CAG’s summer residency program from Tajikistan.  The activity was held in Malmö from June 12th until June 27th.   What is summer residency indeed?  Summer residency is part of a larger project that aims to invite civil society representatives from Central Asia to reinforce their capacities in strategic organizational positions by increasing  knowledge, sharing experiences and best practices, exploring method […]

Talgat joins Centralasiengrupperna!

It’s funny how small and interconnected the world is nowadays. After I applied for EVS, I learnt that a few friends of mine have done this program. I just remember them once mentioning that they volunteered in Sweden at Central…? 😝 … (back then, It was hard to grasp even the name of CAG from the first try) turns out I have completely missed out that part of my friends’ stories. Several years later, here I am at CAG as a new EVS. Coincidence? Probably, not! 😝 Now I can assure that not only do I know how to pronounce Centralasiengrupperna, […]

Youth workers from Kyrgyzstan and Poland visit Malmö

     “Youth Agents for Change – Combating Discrimination Based on Gender Age and Ethnicity”           Mobility of youth workers in Malmö, Sweden  Dear folks, how did you spend your last few days? For us, these were very intensive and at the same time productive days. CAG together with our partner organizations in Kyrgyzstan – Noviy Ritm and in Poland – KobieTY had a week (May 20-May 26, 2019) of the mobility of youth workers together with civil society organizations working with youth in Sweden.  Participants of the program during an introductory session (Day 1) The […]

(Photo taken in Paris, France in 2017)

Ainagul joins Centralasiengrupperna!

“Close your eyes and turn your face into the wind. Suddenly, you know you are alive.” This quote (the author is unknown or I just didn’t make good research) describes the best of my feelings about Malmö. One of the coolest things I love about this city is a windy weather. By the way, I haven’t introduced myself yet, have I? Hi, folks over there ^-^ My name is Ainagul.  Here are some must-know facts about me: I am a civil activist. I have been engaged in activism for more than 5 years. I started my activism journey in 2014 […]

[Revised] Volunteering opportunity at the youth-led feminist organization Novi Ritm in Kyrgyzstan (fully-covered)

Volunteering opportunity at the youth-led feminist organization Novi Ritm in Kyrgyzstan (fully-covered) Are you interested in issues related to youth and gender? Are you willing to become part of the dynamic youth-led, and the only proclaimed feminist organization, Novi Ritm, in Kyrgyzstan? Then read on and apply! We are looking for candidates, who are: -between 17-30 years old -citizens of Sweden -enthusiastic about working with issues related to age, gender, and ethnicity -experienced in engagement in civil society -independent, responsible and responsive -fluent in written and spoken English -positive problem-solvers with good interpersonal and team-working skills. About the project: -Duration: […]

Annual Meeting program and documents

We welcome members and friends of Central Asia Solidarity Groups to join us for Annual meeting on the 6th of April at 10.00, Sofielunds Folkets Hus, Malmö. The program will be: 10.00: Welcome & introductions 10.20: Presentations about the work of CAG in 2018, including regional analysis and chat with local partner organizations 11.20: Fika 11.40: Formal part of the Annual meeting, including economy, activity plan 2019, electing new board (full schedule can be found in the statutes of CAG) 12.40-13.00: Meeting ends Relevant documents can be found here: Annual report Economic and audit report

[English] Volunteering opportunity at the youth-led feminist organization Novi Ritm in Kyrgyzstan (fully-covered)

Volunteering opportunity at the youth-led feminist organization Novi Ritm in Kyrgyzstan (fully-covered) Are you interested in issues related to youth and gender? Are you willing to become a part of the dynamic youth-led, and the only proclaimed feminist organization in Kyrgyzstan? Then read on and apply! We are looking for candidates, who are: -between 17-30 years old -citizens of Sweden and Poland -enthusiastic about working with issues related to age, gender, and ethnicity -experienced in engagement in civil society -independent, responsible and responsive -fluent in written and spoken English -positive problem-solvers with good interpersonal and team-working skills. About the project: […]