In June 2010, the city of Osh became epicenter of large political and ethnic conflict between Uzbek and Kyrgyz ethnic groups that took away hundreds of lives. These events remain very sensitive and are branded in people’s consciousness. Many people have been affected by violent acts in June, 2010 that led to lost of family members, friends or homes. Even today, some urban areas in Osh remain destroyed and remain unreconstructed; segregation becomes more evident; ethnic groups avoid each other; prejudices and hatred thrive in daily lives. Other examples of conflicts include: frequent border disputes between Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, marginalization of minority groups (not only ethnic, but also religious and sexual), structural discrimination in labor market, religious extremism, growing number of nationalistic hate groups, and segregated media that engages itself in xenophobic propaganda.
Some of CAG's activities
- Conduction of training cycles on conflict intervention and non-violence in southern Kyrgyzstan
- Capacity building for activists and organizations in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
- Methodological development and establishing long-term partnership with nonviolent activist Per Herngren
- Implementation of various conflict activities through the “Vardagens civilkurage” project; trainings, pop-up actions, hands-on opportunities and so on