Republican Social Information center
Republican social-information centre “ISTIQBOLLI AVLOD” (hereinafter – the Centre) was established in 2001 by a group of partial residents of Tashkent in the form of an information and education centre for the youth.
On the 12th of March 2018, the organization was re-registered at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan as the Republican social-information centre “ISTIQBOLLI AVLOD”. At the moment 10 regional branches of the Centre operate in 10 different regions of Uzbekistan.
Tashkent city, Mirabad district, Katta Mirabod street, 4th lane, 22
+99895 143 94 94
Bukhara region, Bukhara city, Navoi Shokh street, 35/4
+99895 514 94 94
Jizzakh region, Jizzakh city, Islam Karimov street, 136
+99891 197 94 94
Qashqadaryo region, Karshi city, Uzbekistan street, 221
+99895 301 94 94
Andijan region, Andijan city, Muqimiy street, 14
+99895 201 94 94
Qashqadaryo region, Karshi city, Uzbekistan street, 221
+99895 479 94 94
Samarkand region, Samarkand city, Ko'k Saroy street, 1
+99899 529 94 94
Syrdarya region, the city of Gulistan, Saihun street, 39
+99895 290 94 94
Khorezm region, Urgench city, Yoshlik street, 2
+99899 509 94 94
Republic of Karakalpakstan, Nukus city, A. Shamuratova street 86
+ 99895 605 94 94
On May 28, in cooperation with the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the PSP-Fund Educational and Social Projects Charitable Foundation for Support and Development (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation), a round table was held on the theme “Development of interaction between organizations from Russia and Uzbekistan in the field of pre-departure training of migrant workers and their legal and social support in the Russian Federation". On the first day, representatives of the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a session on the topic “Migration processes in the Republic of Uzbekistan: current trends and problems”. Questions were raised about the changes in the agency, the presidential decree and the adoption of the “Article 501 - Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan” dated 10.16.2018 about private agencies. As the representative of the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan noted: “... before, only the agency could send for work, and now we are trying only to coordinate the agencies and legal entities that send for work”. In addition, there is a Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated 12.09.2018. N-725 "On measures of further improvement and fundamental revision of the system of organized employment for Uzbek citizens abroad" and a legal foundation was established under the Ministry of Labor and Employment of the Population within the framework of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On measures to improve the activities of the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan № 1066 dated 31. 12. 2018". The authorized body of the Ministry for the regulation of labor migration processes and the organized employment of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan abroad is the Agency for External Labor Migration, which carries out its activities in terms of the employment of citizens of the Republic outside the country, based on international legal norms and rules, taking into account the national interests of the Republic and foreign citizens in the Republic of Uzbekistan with the status of a legal entity Then the representatives of the Charity Foundation "PSP-Fund" (St. Petersburg) held a session on migration processes in the Russian Federation: current trends and problems, and also introduced all participants to the interregional information portal www.migrussia.ru, which contains all the information on legislation and assistance to migrants in the Russian Federation. The session “Experience and potential of interaction of organizations from the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation in the field of assistance to migrant workers and members of their families” was held by the director of the Charity Foundation “PSP-Fund” and the representative of the “Istiqbolli Avlod”. In the conclusion of intensive negotiations and productive training, the center chair handed a thanking letter to Panich Boris - Director of the Charity Foundation "PSP-Fund" for invaluable work and contribution to the development of joint activities to assist our compatriots.
From May 16 to 19, the 3rd General Assembly was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, organized by the International Youth Union "Great Silk Way" with the participation of representatives of youth organizations from 33 countries.
The purpose of the event:
This year Uzbekistan represented by the "Istiqbolli Avlod" took an active part in voting and decision-making, also received membership in the organization, which allowed not only to strengthen its position at the international level, but also to establish good relations with its neighbors and foreign countries. Representatives exchanged contacts, created a common working group, and now there are new discoveries ahead, and joint projects.
On May 22, a working meeting was held on “The role of the mass media in combating human trafficking and rendering assistance to victims of human trafficking” for representatives of print media and Internet sites. This meeting was aimed at studying the problem of coverage the human trafficking and other types of violence. During the meeting, there was a lively discussion on improving the interaction between the media and Istiqbolli Avlod. This event was held as part of the USAID Central Asia USAID project “Combating Human Trafficking”, implemented by the coordination office of the International Organization for Migration for Central Asia. We would like to thank ‘’Yuksalish umummilliy harakati’’ - Nationwide movement "Uksalish" for the opportunity to hold an event at the coworking center.
From May 1 to 3, the second Central Asian regional conference was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on the theme “Approaches used when interacting with police to address the main causes of support for violent actions and participation in violent acts in C5 countries”. The second regional conference was devoted to sharing lessons learned from the pilot project on police and public interaction to eliminate the root causes of popular support and participation in violent groups in Uzbekistan after the first regional conference held in Dushanbe in June 2018 and the interest expressed by the delegation Of Uzbekistan. The conference was attended by representatives of law enforcement agencies, civil society organizations and community representatives. Discussions focused on how to tackle common regional problems associated with conflict and insecurity, including the root causes of supporting violence and participation in violent groups, through the use of police and public interaction approaches. On the first day of the ambassadors of arrival in Dushanbe, we were invited to a photo exhibition dedicated to the interaction of the police and the public. The second day provided partner civil society organizations from Uzbekistan and members of the Public Safety Working Group (WGOB) with the opportunity to learn first-hand how pilot projects for the protection of public order / community safety are implemented in practice. On the third day, we were fortunate enough to visit the Police and Community Interaction Center (CEMO) in certain regions of Tajikistan; we witnessed their efforts to address various security and public protection issues, including the development and implementation of appropriate strategies for violence and recruitment to violent groups. On my own behalf, I express my deep gratitude to SAFERWORLD for the opportunity to visit a beautiful country and take part in the conference. You are writing a new story, changing the destinies of people, opening horizons for those in need, and giving the opportunity to start a new life - this is strong! I am infinitely proud of you, and I really hope that someday I will be able to become part of your huge team and jointly implement one of your projects.
"Source: OF Rodnik «Beware of human trafficking»
In Uzbekistan, the free legal advice site Advice.uz has started its work in a test mode, the press service of the Ministry of Justice reports. The site was developed using the experience of the British Citizens Advice network, which provides free information and advice via telephone and the Internet. British specialists were involved in creating Advice.uz, and Uzbek developers traveled to London to study the work of Citizens Advice from the inside. On the website Advice.uz, you can get legal information on topics such as citizenship and migration, government services, consumer rights protection, health care, transport, social security and others. Legal advice can also be obtained through the online consultancy service. The ministry said that all information on the portal is a recommendation and is designed to quickly find a legal solution to a problem. “The submitted applications will not be considered as appeals of citizens. In order to file a complaint or statements, you should contact not on Advice.uz, but by the telephone lines of trust of state bodies, the press service of the department noted.
IMFORMATION SEMINAR "COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING"
On April 25-26, Center specialists held an information seminar "Combating Human Trafficking" at the Academic Lyceum at the Nizami State Pedagogical University and at the secondary school № 83. The meeting was very warm and friendly; the children actively participated in the games, vigorously discussed difficult issues and shared their opinions and knowledge. The most active participants were presented with memorable prizes and gifts from our partners UN Population Fund Uzbekistan. At the end of the seminar, students urged us to come again, and we were pleasantly surprised.
Our volunteer, Islambek Sharipov, recently returned from Kyrgyzstan, where the Institute for Youth Development, together with the Association of Youth Organizations of Kyrgyzstan with the support of the Gorchakov Fund, held an international forum of youth organizations on the topic “International cooperation in countering new challenges and threats among young people” on April 25 and 26, 2019.⠀
Within the framework of three panel discussions, the main issues of the forum were discussed:
And also the solemn signing of memorandums took place: Kyrgyz Republic - Republic of Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic - Republic of Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic - Republic of Belarus, Kyrgyz Republic - Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic - Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic - Republic of Moldova, Kyrgyz Republic - Russian Federation, Kyrgyz Republic - Republic of Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic - Republic of Uzbekistan.
We remind you that the purpose of this forum was to strengthen youth cooperation to jointly confront new challenges and threats related to youth.
A resident of the Fergana region requested to “Istiqbolli Avlod” by referral of law enforcement officials from the city of Fergana with a request for assistance to her son and his comrades (about 30 people) in returning to their homeland.
In January of this year, her son and his comrades left country for the purpose of earning money. They were invited a resident of Fergana to the Russian Federation (work in a factory). He promised good wages, free meals and preferential housing. Migrants paid travel expenses themselves. Upon arrival, their passports were withdrawn for the purpose of migration registration and have not been returned. Two months have passed since the arrival, but they have not been employed yet. Accommodation and meals are paid by the employer, but each ruble is charged to the debt, promising a permanent job since May 2019. Her son said that they were not allowed to leave the hostel. The guys are asked to return the passport, but they were denied, referring to the fact that they have to work out the debt.
With partners, ‘’the Safe House Foundation’’, we managed to return them to Uzbekistan.
On April 10, 2019, a training seminar on strengthening cooperation between law enforcement, medical, non-governmental non-profit organizations was held in the “ISTIQBOLLI AVLOD” of the Jizzakh region.
The purpose of the training was the early elimination of conflict situations in the family, the prevention of domestic violence cases, and the provision of emergency medical, psychological, social, educational, legal and other assistance to victims of serious social problems, victims of domestic violence. The seminar was attended by the Chairperson of the Jizzakh Women's City Committee Negmatova Halima Utapovna, employees of the City Women's Committee and the Women's Committee of the Internal Affairs Directorate, preventive inspectors, and experts from medical institutions, non-governmental, non-profit organizations, communities and other public organizations.
From April 8 to April 10, media tour for journalists and bloggers from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan was held covering socially relevant topics. The tour was organized by newspaper Anhor.uz - Lola Islamova. On the first day, our head Nodira Karimova made a presentation on “Civil initiatives and practices of the Istiqbolli Avlod Center aimed at protecting the rights of migrant workers and victims of domestic violence”, and also spoke about the organization’s activities in her presentation. Today, journalists, visited our office. During the meeting, the guests were shown social animated videos, told about youth programs, and they also saw the hotline, asked interesting questions to lawyers and hotline operators.
Cloudy… quiet morning in the office, I hear one of the staff on the phone explaining the office address. Well, finally, the doorbell rings, and a girl comes in; she seemed to be 14 or 15 years old. Our employee explains to me that one of our partners from the department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs sent her to us and said that the she needs help. I go to the office ... the girl looks at me with such childish eyes, in which I saw only sadness....
Here is her story ...
Let's call the girl Alla, and she turned 18 years old. He lives with his grandmother in a dorm, his father is in Russia, his mother lives in the same area, but in a different place. So, I want to ask why she does not live with her mother ... Alla continues the story: "I am graduating from college, but I will not be allowed to take exams, because I do not have a passport. My mom lost all documents, she also does not have a passport, and we don’t have registration either."
I could not stand it, and asked how it had happened that all documents are lost. Alla looks down and says: Mom drank a lot .. and it happened. I immediately ask the question: Well, does she drink now? The answer: No ... now she has oncology, she really needs to be treated. Then I ask, does the grandmother work? "And my grandmother is sick, she has asthma, she needs to take pills constantly, but she isn’t even eligible for a pension ...
I see sadness in her eyes and move to another topic: Well, what do you do in your free time? A small joy immediately appeared in the eyes, and even a smile, such a bright, childish and kind smile:
And I draw .... I like to draw ...
Yes, of course, our lawyer will help, so that Alla receive a passport, for this it is needed to restore all the documents for the mother, then help for a pension for the grandmother, etc. We’ll do it all, I’m sure about it, we don’t worry about it …
BUT ... here's a thought I was imagining: What if now, right on the way, Alla would meet a rich and kind man and she .... will be offered not a difficult job somewhere in another country, and promised a lot of money for which Alla can treat her mom, buy medicine for her grandmother, and maybe even buy your own apartment so that you can register, get a passport, pass exams, finish college and then she will DRAW ... "
And immediately OTHER thought in my head: Well, and most likely ... our Alla would agree ...
"At first, I thought that the laborers would simply not listen to us, as soon as they find out that we were not offering job. It was at the beginning; and only they were making noise ... I was very surprised when they started plugging each other ... one of them even said: “Be quiet! They came to help us. Be a bit passionate.” Someone even ran into the dining room and started calling people from there saying that important things are being said outside. I realized that they were just already faced this, someone not for the first time, and someone just got used to it so much that they didn’t even believe that we came for free, that there is such an organization as "Istiqbolli Avlod". There were only men of different ages. I remember a tragic story of a boy. He was 17 years old (my age) and we talked a little with him. He spoke well in Russian and said that his father was drinking alcohol, punishing his mother and him. At 17, he finds money himself, instead of studying. It is not his fault that he is here.”
MOST ASKED QUESTIONS:
We sincerely hope that the time they spent with us will be useful for them!
An interesting and at the same time depressing moment: while being on the border area of Gishtkuprik (formerly Cheryaevka) we conducted a very interesting experiment. All the people leaving the country to work, we politely invited at the front desk and asked for their passports. People unconditionally gave us their passports. None of them asked why you take my passport, who are you, who do you work for? After that, we asked them to sit down and listen to what we tell them.
- Please answer 1 question! Why did you give us your passports?
A bewilderment in response...
-Well, because you said to do so...
- So what if I said?
-We thought you were working here ...
- I don’t even have the appropriate Uniform!!!
Outrage and inaction started ...
-Now tell me, are you going to work? (YES!) Are you going to give your passport to an unknown person abroad just like you did now, supposedly an employer, a person with authority???
-And why did they give me then?
On March 26, 28-30, the specialists of the Center in cooperation with the Ministry of the Internal Affairs, the Agency for External Labor Migration, the Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Transport and the Ministry of Health held a meeting with citizens traveling abroad at the International Airport named after Islam Karimov, on the border zone “Gishtkuprik” (formerly “Chernyayevka”), as well as with people who are constantly looking for a place to work in Yashnabad, Yunusabad and Shayhotokhur districts. During the meeting the specialists provided information about safe travelling abroad, what documents are needed arrange for legal residence and employment in another country.Employment issues, temporary residence permits and regular medical examinations were also discussed.It is sad to see our men, defenders in large groups leaving the counrty in search of at least some work. But even this is not so depressing... And the fact that many of these guys in the group do not even know where they are going, who the employer is, they do not have accurate and reliable information, which is the basis of their own safety.
To be continued...
The “Istiqbolli Avlod” team held an art competition among volunteers, considering the topic of “How do you understand the activities of all the departments of “Istiqbolli Avlod” in the Qashqadarya region.
The guys reacted very happily to the competition. College students also participated. One of the youngest participants was a student of the 2nd grade Damirov Abubakir! His work greatly pleased all the staff and volunteers. It was completely nice to see the work of the child. After all, from child’s perspective, everything seemed different! Also, a 2-year student of Agro-Business College, Faculty of Law Fatimova Marjon, excelled. Marjona tried very hard, and transferred everything she understood about human trafficking on a sheet of paper. She explained that the activity of the departments of the SRIC “Istiqbolli Avlod” is similar to the drop-down flower buds in each area. In the eyes of the victims of human trafficking and “Istiqbolli Avlod” - FLOWERS.Marjona, describing her drawing, explained that the organization gives the keys to the closed doors. That is, the victims who applied for help in the department, receiving legal and psychological assistance, take exactly the key from the right door.
If you look back in 2001 and imagine how it all began ... A partner from the NGOs of Kyrgyzstan called me and said: “Many Uzbek girls are taken out of the city of Osh (Kyrgyzstan) to Dubai”, and asked: “Is there an NGO in Uzbekistan? Who combats human trafficking? ”Then the phrase itself “human trafficking” was something new for us. However, we were ashamed to say that there are no such organizations, and we began to study and learn for ourselves a new notion of human trafficking.Two years later, we were asked to assist in the return of a citizen of Uzbekistan, who was in sexual slavery in Thailand. All the documentation was completed quickly, but there were thoughts spinning in my head and many questions arose: How to meet the girl? What does she say? How to communicate with her? Pretty long time has passed since that moment, but I still ask myself the question: Why did I decide that I should definitely meet with flowers? I still remember the sad eyes of that girl, who probably didn’t understand very well why flowers. And perhaps she was pleased...Then, there were many meetings, and day after day we delved into the problem, studied the experience of other countries, participated in trainings, seminars and conferences. But there are some moments that are remembered especially.I recall vividly the visit to a prison in Bangkok. Two very young girls behind the iron net wept bitterly, tried to explain the situation to me, told how they wanted to break free from sexual slavery and agreed to transport the suitcase with documents from Pakistan, but it turned out that there were no documents. There were drugs. And the girls asked for help. But I knew that in this situation it was impossible to help, but thoughts about them were constantly spinning in my head. Then she wrote letters to the King of Thailand. There have been attempts to meet with the Princess of Thailand. I wrote letters to our President ... More than 10 years have passed and those girls are now at home with their relatives.There was also a case when with great effort they returned a girl from Israel, and she died a few days later. And in such moments, the hands fell and the thought arose that if I could not help, then most likely it was necessary to curtail activities. But we continued the whole team, tried to do everything possible to assist those who got into a difficult life situation and needed help.And all the time I question myself - why did I continue work in those difficult moments when it seemed that the forces were running out? Because I was not alone! Active, creative, strong, smart people helped us.
In November, five citizens of Uzbekistan were invited to work in Ryazan. There all five were handed over to a man named P, who fraudulently lured their passports from them, ostensibly for patent registration and registration.After that, under the supervision of a certain assistant, the children were settled in a dormitory and sent to work at a furniture assembly factory. For several months of work they were not given any salary, and also did not return the documents. When they tried to leave the factory, they were forcibly returned and locked on the territory of the enterprise.In February, workers were transported to another factory, to Penza, where they were also settled in a dormitory. It was from here that one of the victims found an opportunity to call relatives: relatives turned to us for help, and we, in turn, sent the application to our partners, the Alternative volunteer movement. On February 22nd, the volunteers of "Alternative" unnoticed by the owners took the victims from the hostel territory and sent them to Moscow. Here they also helped citizens of Uzbekistan obtain temporary documents, and then sent them home. Tickets were purchased for the money of relatives.Dear our citizens, when going abroad please be as vigilant as possible and do not take into account dubious offers, and even more, never share your passport!
A resident of the Fergana region addressed our center with a request to assist his fellow villager O with her daughter in returning from Iran to their homeland.According to the complainant, O. together with her daughter left for Iran with the purpose of marriage for a resident of Iran (Tajik by nationality), to force her aunt and father. Upon arrival in Iran, her husband beat O, exerted psychological pressure, said that he gave 900 dollars to her relatives, for which she should become his wife, threatened her daughter's life, that if she turned somewhere, she would kill O. and her daughter.After 5 months, she managed to escape from the house, after which she went to the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Iran asking for help.We contacted O., she confirmed all of the above, that she is really in a difficult situation, went under the pressure of the aunt. Her spouse constantly beats her, threatens, and has psychological abuse on her. She managed to escape from home to the embassy of Uzbekistan in Iran.Thanks to the assistance and protection of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Iran, as well as our partners IOM - UN Migration Agency, Uzbekistan, the girl with the child was able to safely return home!Dear our citizens, we ask you to be vigilant and not to give in to dubious offers!
On February 27, the Republican Women's Forum was held in Tashkent with the participation of non-governmental non-profit organizations aimed at further improving the activities of partner NGOs, consolidating, coordinating their activities and developing social partnership in the area of improving the status of women in Uzbekistan in society and family.Civil society institutions, in particular NGOs, play an important role in the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women in the country.
UNFPA supports the strengthening of partnerships between governments and civil society, including women's and other non-governmental public and professional organizations. This kind of partnership is important for stimulating change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
We express our deep gratitude to O’zbekiston Xotin-qizlar qo’mitasi / Women's Committee of Uzbekistan and the UN Population Fund Uzbekistan for fruitful cooperation! Thanks to joint efforts we will be able to achieve the highest results!
A resident of the Tashkent region called "Istiqbolli Avlod" hotline and asked for help in returning her son A. to their homeland.According to the applicant, her son A. left for the purpose of earning money in the Russian Federation, in St. Petersburg. A. was invited and sent by his relative to work, and promised that upon arrival, his relative would meet and employ him and give his contact number.According to her words, A. appealed to her and reported on the severity of labor, poor conditions and that he was not given wages. Then he called from the contact number and said that the employer did not give out wages and because of this he was on the street and he had nowhere to go, that he needed help, asked to help him in returning to his homeland.We phoned him and based on his words, we learned that he left for work in June 2018, upon arrival in the Russian Federation, in St. Petersburg, he was met and employed at a construction site. Due to the fact that he was not given a salary for 6 months, he began to demand a salary, because of which he was beaten, and he fled from his workplace. Since that time, A. because of this, he lived in basements, works for food, has his passport with him, registration and patent are expired.
Fortunately, he was saved by an Uzbek family who work as janitors in St. Petersburg and live in the basement themselves. They arranged for him to work as a janitor, where from 8 am they start work (in the cold, in snow and rain) and finish by 8 pm with very low wages, but this all goes to food and housing (the basement also needs to be paid ).The case was also sent to our partners in the International Organization for Migration (IOM) IOM - UN Migration Agency, Uzbekistan. After being identified A. by IOM employees purchased a ticket for him to Uzbekistan. Our partners from ‘’Alternativa" promised to accompany him. We organize a meeting and sent him home. Dear our citizens, we ask you to be vigilant and not to give in to dubious offers! If you were deceived, your passport was confiscated, you or your relatives became a victim of human trafficking, contact the Hot Line at the numbers:
Tashkent + 99895-143-94-94
Namangan + 99895-301-94-94
Nukus + 99895-605-94-94
Andijan + 99895-201-94-94
Jizzakh + 99891-197-94-94
Syrdarya + 99895-290-94-94
Bukhara + 99895-514-94-94
Samarkand + 99899-529-94-94
"How are you doing? How is the work? Everything is amazing for me! Thank you! Today I received a passport on temporary residence permits". This letter, along with a photo of our volunteer, was recently written by one of those released from labor slavery. We are infinitely glad that Ruslan not only reunited with his family, but also returned to normal life and shares this joy with us.But this man has been in slavery three times! Back in 2011, he got on a farm in Kazakhstan, from where he could escape only two years later - without money and documents. Having escaped, he again tried to get a job, but the new owner also did not pay the victim and even beat him, reproaching that he was “not looking after the horses badly”. In 2014, Ruslan was taken to his construction work by a friend of the previous owner, and the situation repeated again; and only this time the victim was able to contact the "Alternative" volunteers.It was not the easiest release - we arranged a real escape for Ruslan through the backyards of the shopping center, where he worked as a loader and was hastily taken by car to a rehabilitation center in Almaty. Ruslan then returned to Uzbekistan, where we transferred the injured to the employees of the center of the NGO "Istiqboli Avlod". They provided the victim with food and accommodation, and also helped to recover the Uzbek passport.The story ended in August when we arranged for Ruslan to come to Moscow, and then sent to Tatarstan, where his wife, two daughters and other relatives were waiting for him. A few years ago, the family moved from Uzbekistan to Tatarstan - which is why, for Ruslan, getting temporary residence permits is such a serious and joyful event!
Source: Volunteer Movement "Alternative"
VISITING THE ACADEMIC LYCEUM OF THE TASHKENT KARIMOV STATE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
On February 20, on such a beautiful snow day, our center specialists visited the Academic Lyceum of the Islam Karimov Tashkent State Technical University.Our meeting was very unique, because we started with a game where students had to choose the rules for traveling abroad to study / work without knowing the topic of our meeting. Having made a choice, they needed to explain to their fellow students why they chose certain rules. After that, the guys together with the coaches had a discussion.Further, students learned in detail about the goals and objectives of the organization, the Hotline for citizens, as well as volunteering.Note that 2 sessions were held in Uzbek and Russian. The meetings were held in a very warm and friendly atmosphere, the guys participated in discussions with great interest, answered questions, and gave their comments. We want to thank the head of the school for the invitation and warm welcome!
A resident from the Samarkand region called “Istiqbolli Avlod” Hot line and asked to assist her friend in returning her to homeland.According to the applicant, her friend was fraudulently taken to the Republic of Kazakhstan in Almaty, they promised to work with high wages in a beauty salon. Upon arrival, they took away their passport, forced them into prostitution, holding them somewhere in the mountains for three years. She managed to escape, but the documents remained with the exploiters.
We contacted the victim, and based on her words understood that before leaving Uzbekistan, she worked in a beauty salon, a female master, there she met a certain friend, this client promised her high salary in Kazakhstan, Almaty. Then she bought a plane ticket and flew to Kazakhstan, Almaty together with a friend. Upon arrival, they met a certain man at the airport. The client gave all the documents to this man and disappeared.The victim was transferred to a country house in Almaty, her passport was seized, and she was forced into prostitution. All escape plans resulted in physical abuse: her nose was broken, head and arms were seriously injured, and dangerous drugs were added to her meal.
Once, as it was cold, the watchman ordered her to throw litter outside and gave her keys. He could not imagine that she will escape wearing only skirt and slippers. However, with the assist of unknown people, she escaped. Currently, she is in a safe shelter, provided by partners of Kyzylorda in Shimkent city. (shelter of “Sana-Sezim” center)
Dear our citizens! Please be vigilant! If you have been deceived, your passport has been taken away and you have become a victim of human trafficking, contact the Hot Line at + 99895-143-94-94!
In January 2019, the Youth Winter Camp for volunteers was held as a part of the project “WE, VOLUNTEERS TOGETHER FOR PEACE WITHOUT VIOLENCE” with the financial support of DVV International Uzbekistan, where they received in-depth knowledge based on the following topics:
Strengthening the capacity of youth activists of partner NGOs in 9 regions of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the aim of enhancing the contribution of young people to solving socially significant tasks.
During the camp, volunteers gained qualified knowledge on the themes of the main activities of the International Network to Combat Human Trafficking and Other Forms of Violence. Also, during the camp, participants from each region developed a monthly action plan for the field. This allowed them to put into practice the acquired knowledge and skills and significantly educates more people in Uzbekistan. Throughout the camp, the participants shared their experiences and learned from the experiences of others, thereby increasing personal interest and motivation to implement new projects. This allowed organizations to increase the involvement of young people in the activities of the organization and expand activities to combat human and other forms of violence.At the closing ceremony, the participants held a «60 minutes: Combating Human Trafficking action.
The campaign included mini info campaigns like, talk shows, quiz and ‘’freshmob’’. Thus, they put into practice all the acquired knowledge and skills, and demonstrated to the guests. At the end of the camp, each participant made a monthly work plan for the year.At this time, according to the developed plans of volunteers, active work is being carried out in the field; the children actively participate in various events, hold informational seminars in educational institutions for young people to combat human trafficking, and write articles for newspapers and news blocks on the Internet.Also, a bank of various kinds of ideas was drawn up for carrying out activities to combat human trafficking and other types of violence.
December 20-22, 2018. TOT (trainer from coach) training was held on the project DVV International Uzbekistan "Yard clubs - a step towards civil society" for young activists from all partner NGOs Istiqbolli Avlod. The first day was very productive, they gained interactive methods of training from qualified coach, created the trainer's chest, independently gave the concept of "civil society" in small groups and at the end of the day our friendly team built a 2-meter 3-story pyramid that symbolizes us, Istiqbolli Avlod.
Second day began with a detailed understanding of the concept of "social work", what is the activity of a social worker and working in small groups, where the participants presented their options for activity and defined the concept of "social worker". Highly qualified trainers Maya and Remma also considered on the topic of burnout among social workers, signs and causes. Young activists, in turn, provided their options, on how to avoid professional burnout, what methods and techniques you can regain motivation.
But the most interesting and new moment in the life of the children was acquaintance with the concept of "advocacy" and "backyard clubs". It was not just training; the participants here acquired not only new experience and knowledge in the field of coaching skills and the organization of yard clubs, but also found new community, friends and family. Currently, every participant can say with confidence that he has a friend in any region of our lovely Motherland, the Republic of Uzbekistan! The training ended up with writing a provision for a backyard club, by creating a poster, concluding the gained knowledge, a solemn gifting of T-shirts, caps and certificates of successful completion of TOT. We express our sincere congratulations to the team "Yurt Istiqbolli" and thank you for organizing such a socially significant training!
There was a Hot Line Call of the “Istiqbolli Avlod” 08.11.2018 at 15:00, where a resident of the Fergana region, S., who is currently in the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, asked to provide assistance in returning to Uzbekistan.10.25.18. According to S. he and his fellow villagers went to work at the invitation of a citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic, as bread bakers. Upon arrival, the latter fraudulently took away their passport, for the purpose of migration registration and registration, after which, under threat of punishment, forced to work, wages are not paid, in case of refusal to work, it threatens with physical violence by local citizens. In connection with the lack of a passport and money for returning to Uzbekistan, he asks for help in returning.Also, S. added that five more of his friends, citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, needed help.Thanks to the operational work of our partners in the Kyrgyz Republic, the NGO “El Agartuu” S. and five citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan were assisted within 2 days. The NGO “El Agartuu” appealed for help to the local law enforcement agencies, which in turn helped in the speedy release of traffic and the payment of wages.Dear our citizens! Please be vigilant! If you have been deceived, your passport has been taken away and you have become a victim of human trafficking, contact the Hot Line at + 99895-143-94-94!
July 30, 2018, in the city of Tashkent, in the park "Anchor - Lokomotiv" was held the action "The future generation of independent Uzbekistan", dedicated to the World Day of Combating Human Trafficking.
The main purpose of this event was to inform modern youth and the public about the significant global issue of human trafficking, to encourage young generation to be vigilant when traveling abroad; as well as, informing the public about the activities of the organization “Istiqbolli Avlod”: hotline, reintegration and rehabilitation assistance to victims of human trafficking, volunteering, considering rules of safe behavior on the Internet.
In 2013, the UN General Assembly proclaimed July 30 as “World Day of Combating Human Trafficking” and stated that day the necessity to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and to promote and protect their rights.
Human trafficking is a global crime, which deprives people’s rights and their self-esteem, by destroying their dreams and ruining their lives. Each year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traders in their own countries and abroad.
According to UN World Report about Human Trafficking, during 2012-2014, 27,800 victims of human trafficking were identified in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Moreover, 71% of all victims are women and young girls.
The action was supported by young and talented performers: the winner of "Kamalak Yulduzlari", Amirova Kamila - the winner of the competition "Fakhri Yerlik’’, Margarita - the winner of the Republican competition of Avakian ensembles, the laureate of international competitions such as Istedod, Yulduzcha, ‘’Rosa Vostoka’’, Gifted children, ‘’Yagonasan Muqaddas Vatan’’ - Anna Axripova, laureate of international and national competitions Madina Adylova, winner of the Ashrafi competition, ‘’Salute of Talents’’ Alexander Epifanova, Dekos Contemporary Dance Theater, Apocalypse dance group, show ballet ‘’Elita”, "Candy Dance’’ studio, producer project "Star of the Internet’’.
Помощь в организации концерта оказали парк «Анхор – Локомотив».
This action was organized jointly with the help of Republican Interdepartmental Commission on Combating Human Trafficking, the Tashkent Women's Committee and the Istiqbolli Avlod Republican Social and Information Center established in 2001. The main activity of the center is combating human trafficking, carried out in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. 154 of April 17, 2008, “On Combating Human Trafficking”, as well as active volunteers.
In August 2018, the International Youth Summer Camp “TOGETHER FOR A WORLD WITHOUT VIOLENCE” was organized for volunteers of the ‘’International Network Combating Human Trafficking and Other Violence’’ in order to be educated in combating human trafficking on the following topics:
- Volunteers, members of organizations of the International Network Combating Human Trafficking and Other Types of Violence
- Employees of the Social Republican Informational Center “ISTIQBOLLI AVLOD”
-Representatives of NGOs in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
In the camp, volunteers gained qualified knowledge on the themes of the main activities of the International Network for Combating Human Trafficking and Other Forms of Violence. Also, during the camp, participants from each region developed a monthly action plan for the field. This allowed them to put into practice the acquired knowledge and skills, as well as significantly increases the coverage of people in Uzbekistan. Throughout the camp, the participants shared their experiences and learned from the experiences of others, thereby increasing personal interest and motivation to implement new projects. This allowed organizations to increase the involvement of young people in the activities of the organization and expand activity in combating human trafficking and other forms of violence.
September 18, 2018 a training was held, the purpose of which is to improve the qualification of the specialists of partner NGOs in the field of psycho-social assistance to victims of trafficking and domestic violence.
The training was conducted by the professional trainer Veronika Andreenkova, representing the Public International Organization "La Strada-Ukraine" Center "La Strada-Ukraine". Participants learned how to identify different types of groups of victims of trafficking.
During the 3 day seminar, trainings were conducted on the following topics:
During the session, participants were also able to practice their knowledge: role-playing activities and working in small groups.
At the end of the seminar, all participants were awarded with certificates.
In turn, we want to thank the International Social Organization of La Strada, which provided us with a high-qualified specialist.
We are glad to inform that on November 13, 2018, the specialists of the SRIS "Istiqbolli Avlod" of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Amanov Aziz (Tashkent city department representative) and Nadir Berekeev (Nukus city department representative) took part in a video conference on the topic: "The problem of extremism and radicalism among young generation; international experience in preventing and dealing with the consequences.
The event was held in the framework of the implementation of the Regional "Together!" project on combating extremism and violence, Organized by the Public Fund for Social Development "Genesis", the Interregional Public Movement "Dialogue" with the support of the Public Chamber of the Chechen Republic.
The main purpose of the meeting is to share the international experience in preventing the outspread of extremism and radicalism.
The forum participants discussed the problematic issues of stopping extremism and radicalism, in particular, at the educational institutions, by conducting the activities of public and human rights organizations, by establishing spirituality lessons, by improvement of methods and forms of preventive activities for a clearer indication of the target audience.
In conclusion, the representatives of the CIS countries and the North Caucasus agreed on cooperation in the prevention of extremism and radicalism.
The girl, let's call her Gulya, a native of Uzbekistan, worked in a beauty salon, whose marital status was very deplorable: her husband and father passed away. Returning to her family was not an option. to remain in the family, the dead husband was also impossible. I had to rent an apartment and work. In the beauty salon, she had a regular customer, Umida, who, seeing not the easy situation of the girl, began to tell her that they say in Dubai you would earn at least $ 1,000 for your work, that you are sitting here, you are so talented, hardworking, and earn nothing…
So for several months Umida repeated to her: “One thousand dollars! One thousand dollars!” And finally convinced her. Several times Gulya asked again that this was really a job in the cabin, to which Umida replied, "you have become very close to me, and how can you not help your loved ones."
On November 4, 2018, Gulya met Umida at the airport, where she received two tickets, one to Astana and the other from Astana to Dubai. Upon arrival, she was met by a very friendly girl, Paul, and brought her to the apartment. Gulya was very surprised that in the evening all the girls were going and leaving. The next day, the main employer arrived. And Gulya was shocked when she was told that she would be engaged in prostitution and became indignant, saying that she was promised work in a beauty salon. But she was immediately threatened: "If you don’t work, it will be bad!" . During the week they tried to explain her in a good and in a bad way that there was no other way out, and she would have to do what they demanded.
But fortunately, on November 11, Roma Gulya receives our SMS with the Hot Line number, thanks to which she manages to contact the Hot Line by telegram and ask for help.Thanks to the operational work of the Hotline and partners in Dubai, the girl was able to rescue in a very short time. Ask how?
On November 13, our partners in Dubai sent a telegram to her. Gulya found the right moment and was able to leave the place where she was.
Then on November 14, our partners in Dubai hand her a ticket for November 15, and the next day she safely flies to Tashkent, where she is met by lawyers and the operator of the Hotline.
It is too early to predict something, but at the moment the girl refused to file an application with the law enforcement authorities, as she did not want her distant relatives know the mistake she made. But let a little time pass, let a little Gulya move away from that nightmare, but our organization is always ready to help.
This story is really unique, many will not believe in it, many will say that “I am guilty”, but this is so important for us.
For us, the more important thing is that the girl returned home safely, and Gul now firmly knows that you have to be careful and don’t trust everyone.
Be careful! If you are offered a job abroad, get advice on the number + 99895-143-94-94 +99895-143-94-94
November 25, 2018, a large-scale action "16 days against violence" was opened and launched in the shopping center ‘’Compass’’ in the city of Tashkent. The action was organized by the Republican social and information center "Istiqbolli Avlod", in collaboration with the Women's Committee of Tashkent.
The action was carried out in accordance with Resolution 54/134 of December 17, 1999. UN General Assembly proclaimed November 25 as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The action was held in an interactive form: current information about violence against women, types and forms of violence, steps of escalation of violence was interspersed with the display of thematic videos, performances of creative teams and talented young performers, competitions, questions and answers.
The presenters told that the draft Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the Prevention of Domestic Violence” was published for public discussion on September 24 of this year, and turned to the audience with the question: what is domestic / family violence? Men, women, and children were actively involved in the discussion. After that, a clear definition of domestic / domestic violence was given in the Uzbek and Russian languages.
The most active participants were awarded with several prizes.
During the event, the photo contest "My happy family" was announced. Under the terms of the contest, you need to post a creative photo of your family on Facebook and Instagram with the hash tag #happyfamily.
At the end of the event, the organizers expressed their gratitude to the administration of the shopping and entertainment center Compass for the opportunity to hold the event here, as well as to the Drug Control Department and the right to use the US Embassy and all partners for their assistance and invaluable assistance.
In the end, all participants and volunteers of the action made a general photo in the form of a heart, symbolizing a happy family.
On December 3, in the framework of the action "16 days against violence", a quiz was held for educators of 1-3 courses of the Academic Lyceum at the Polytechnic University of Turin, organized by the Republican social and information center "Istiqbolli Avlod".Participants were divided into 5 groups of 8 people. The quiz included questions about human trafficking, domestic violence, safe Internet, logic, geography, literature and knowledge of musical works. Students worked with great enthusiasm in a team, took into account all the answers of their peers and together made outstanding decisions.The quiz was completely held by the volunteers of the "Istiqbolli Avlod" and specialists of the center. At the end of the event, the winners of the fascinating quiz received memorable gifts from the partners of the "Istiqbolli Avlod", the UN of Uzbekistan!
On December 5, during the action "16 days against violence", a sub-regional meeting by ECPAT representatives was held on the theme “Stop the child prostitution, child pornography and children trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation” of Central Asia and the Caucasus.ECPAT is a non-governmental non-profit public organization and an international network of organizations fighting with the sexual exploitation of children.Among the participants there are representatives of state, international and non-governmental organizations.
On December 6, during the action "16 days against violence", a quiz was held for students of 1-3 courses of the Academic Lyceum at the branch of the RSU of Oil and Gas named after IM Gubkin in Tashkent, organized by the Republican social and information center "Istiqbolli Avlod".Participants were divided into 9 groups of 6 people. The quiz included questions about human trafficking, domestic violence, safe Internet, logic, geography, literature and knowledge of musical works. Students worked with great enthusiasm in a team, took into account all the answers of their peers and together made outstanding decisions.In addition, you can observe the gorgeous involvement viewing the images.The quiz was completely held by the volunteers of the Lyceum and the "Istiqbolli Avlod"According to the results, the winners of the fascinating quiz received memorable gifts from the partners of the "Istiqbolli Avlod", UN of Uzbekistan!Thanks to the operational work of our partners in the Kyrgyz Republic, the NGO “El Agartuu”, due to their assistance for S. and five citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The NGO “El Agartuu” appealed for help to the local law enforcement agencies, which in turn helped in the speedy release of traffic and the payment of wages.Dear citizens! Please be vigilant! If you have been deceived, your passport has been taken away or you have become a victim of human trafficking, contact the Hot Line at + 99895-143-94-94!
Period of the project: from 14.09.2018 to 14.09 2019.
Objective of the project:
Economic empowerment of girls from vulnerable groups to prevent them from becoming victims of human trafficking.
1) Protect the economic and social rights of girls from vulnerable groups of population.
2) An increase in the number of girls from vulnerable groups of the population who can get a specialty in demand on the labor market, avoiding entry into human trafficking
3) Expansion of services available to girls from vulnerable groups of the population by offering high-quality social and professional services, including psychological services, training for professional and employment skills.
Current project results:
The Center for Clubs trained 103 girls from vulnerable groups.
215 girls and women received primary psychological consultation
175 girls and women from vulnerable groups of the population (with financial difficulties, loss of breadwinners, large families) were recommended to attend the courses.
Psychological trainings and education were conducted on topics:
In total 30 girls received psychological trainings.
Improving the culinary skills of baking, confectionery, salads and first and second courses of different nationalities at home. Acquaintance with the process of planning a family budget by preparing dishes from available products and obtaining information on how to replace products in case of absence of any component, with safety rules for using appliances in the kitchen, with the values of different trademarks.
Increase computer literacy. Acquaintance with the programs Word, Excel, Power Point and using the Internet.
Increase the level of knowledge on sewing. Familiarization with fashion standards of all time. Learning to cut and sew aprons, dresses, sundresses, trousers and bags. 50 bags were sewn for an INL project event.
Getting skills in hairdressing. Training in weaving braids, hair dying and preparing masks for hair, styling, haircuts, hairstyles and makeup of different types at home.
The project “Strengthening cooperation with the media and the development of media campaigns to combat human trafficking”, implemented by the Coordinating Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Central Asia.
Project duration: from November 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019
The main goal of the project: increasing public awareness of socially significant issues by involving the media in a large-scale PR campaign to combat human trafficking in the implementation of Law No. 154 by engaging journalists from all media outlets (print media, websites, TV, Radio) and Internet bloggers.
Working meetings were held for representatives of print media, Internet sites and TV and radio broadcasts.
Project duration: from July 02, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Project goal: to prevent the involvement in prostitution of underage girls from Chilanzar, Uchtepa and Yakkasaray districts of Tashkent city.
Current project results:
Prevention of social diseases - HIV and sexually transmitted infections - is a key focus of the “ISTIQBOLLI AVLOD”.
Project: "Strengthening HIV control in Uzbekistan: continued scaling up of the response to HIV in Uzbekistan, focused on risk groups”
Project duration: from 09/01/2018 to 06/30/2021
Donor: GFATM / RCSPID - Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Project / Republican Center to Fight AIDS
Project objective: Reducing the risk of HIV infection among vulnerable groups of the population by strengthening outreach work in Tashkent
In 2018 The Center has been active in HIV prevention among vulnerable populations.
From 2016 to 2020, the Support Hotline Project to Combat Human Trafficking as an Important Tool for the Detection and Investigation of Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement Agencies, supported by the Drug Enforcement and Law Enforcement Department, INL, US Embassy in Uzbekistan. Purpose: To assist law enforcement agencies in detecting cases of trafficking in persons, initiating and investigating criminal cases, and prosecuting the law, by supporting the current 10 branches of the hotline in the regions of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as strengthening the mechanism of mutual referral of cases of human trafficking between NGOs and law enforcement agencies, including exchange of experience and capacity building of software employees.
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Small Grants Program U.S. Embassy
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
International Organization for Migration
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS
DVV International in Uzbekistan
Humanitarian organization «Vivere» Switzerland
Alumni Outreach Grants Program
Interagency Commission on Combating Human Trafficking of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Agency for External Labor Migration of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Women's Committee of Uzbekistan
Center "Oila" in Uzbekistan
NGO "Sana Sezim", Shymkent, Kazakhstan
NGO «Rodnik» Kazakhstan, Alma Ata
NGO «Union of Crisis Centers »Kazakhstan
Volunteer movement "Alternative" Russia
NGO "Safe House", Russia
«El Agartuu», Kyrgyzstan
NGO “Istiqlol Avlodi”, Jizzakh region
NGO "Avlodlar Istiqboli", Bukhara region
NGO "Merimiz Sizga", Andijan region
NGO "Isenim", Republic of Karakalpakstan
NGO "Yurt Istiqboli" Syrdarya region
NGO "Yuksalish", Kashkadarya region
NGO "Istiqbol", Khorezm region