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: […]

Central Asia Days 2018

On November 25th and 26th Centralasiengrupperna is hosting the fifth annual Central Asia Days conference in Stockholm! This two-event will include seminars, lectures, discussions, and a movie screening, with activists, civil society members and researchers. Free admission. Sign up here: https://simplesignup.se/event/141000  Full program: November 25, 12.00 – 19.15 ABF Huset (Per-Albin room), Sveavägen 41, Stockholm 12.00 – 12.30 Reception 12.30 – 14.00 Lecture: Gender Equality: Soviet vs Independent Kyrgyzstan The lecture will be held by Aisuluu Namasbek kyzy from the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The lecturer will focus on comparison of gender equality in soviet and post-soviet Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan experienced numerous […]

Lola joins Centralasiengrupperna!

After taking my yet the longest flight from Singapore to Copenhagen, I am finally here in Malmo! The past few months I have spent working with children and youth in a beautiful offshore southern city of Vietnam called Vung Tau. It was a great experience learning about the culture, the history and the people of the region once known as Cochinchina. Moving to Sweden meant few drastic changes for me: from hot to cold, from cheap to expensive, from little diversity of Vung Tau to incredibly heterogeneous society of Malmo. As the first weeks in Sweden pass by, I am still […]

Project and partnership developer, Eira Fallen

Hello, Eira here! I have been working as the project and partnership developer at CAG since July. I have recently returned from a trip to Kyrgyzstan and Russia where I have visited our partner organisations Novi Ritm and Children of St Petersburg as well as other organisation as we are currently looking for new partnerships. The trip was inspiring, packed with new knowledge and a great start for my new job! My main working tasks are to write applications and to maintain and expand our contacts within our network. I have thus far, with help from the CAG team, submitted an application for a small capacity building project […]