(English)After UNiTE

Hi all, Hope you are well! Time flies, now it is more than a week since the Youth UNiTE- campaign finished and I am happy to say that it went very well! Both people that we knew from before as well as new acquaintances showed up (and I think that even more interested would have showed up had we not shared event days with other happenings such as “Volunteer Day” (a day when students are helping in the society with e.g. stopping cars and helping young and old crossing the street) and even though I do not know Russian, everyone […]

Ved i Centralasien

I maj gjorde vi i Ved en turné/musikresa genom Centralasien. Under resans gång genomförde vi konserter, improvisationsworkshops och jamsessions. Ungefär såhär gick det till : Kazakstan 1/5 Biker Festival, Almaty – 1/5 Guns & Roses Pub, Almaty – 1/5 Chukotka, Almaty – 2/5 Kazakh museum of folk instruments, Almaty – jamsession med kazakiska nomadiska folkmusiker – 2/5 Mad Murphys bar, Almaty Almaty och Kazakstan blev en hektisk inledning, vi gjorde tre spelningar på en dag och dagen efter träffade vi några fantastiska nomadmusiker, som spelar musik på traditionella instrument. De gav oss en konsert och sedan spelade vi hop med dem […]

(English) UNiTE campaign coming up!

Hi everyone, This time my blog post will be in English! I know we don’t write on the blog as often as we would like to, but that is because we are busy doing things 🙂 We will try to get a bit better though, but for now, let me tell you a bit about the upcoming event that we have been working on: Youth UNiTE! This three-day event will take place from tomorrow (Thursday) till Saturday, and is within the frame of the UNiTE to end Violence against Women, an UN campaign, which is facilitated by UN Women. It […]

(English) Reflections from training in Ankara

In October-November Centralasiengrupperna co-arranged a training in Ankara about youth activism and the Convention of the Rights of the Child together with Swedish NGO IFALL. There were participants from Sweden, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and elsewhere present. Here are some reflections from the Kyrgyzstanian participants: Meerim: In October we took part in a Youth Exchange programe in Turkey, Ankara. It became one of the most fruitful experiences for me, i met there new friends from different backgrounds. We took part in different kind of workshops, presentations and study visits, regarding working with children and youth, discrimination and Convention on the Rights of […]