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Learning Tools for Peace in Chechnya

By Chris Hunter  Since lockdown began in Chechnya in late March, Chechen co-facilitators Rustam, Venera and Chris from the UK have held regular Creating Cultures of Peace workshops on Zoom for 12 students of Grozny university students. The students had initially attended four 2-hour trainings with Rustam and Venera at the university before lockdown.  Lockdown […]

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Power of Goodness Trainings in Chechnya

In August and early September, Rustam conducted four ‘Power of Goodness’ trainings with teachers at Middle School No.9 in Grozny. During the first class, Rustam presented the ‘Power of Goodness’ project, including its history and activities in different parts of the world. At each training we read and analyzed a story, drawing on the teachers’ […]

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Power of Goodness in the North Caucasus – Update

Since summer 2016 the Power of Goodness project has expanded into Ingushetia and Dagestan. In August and September, trainings for trainers from these republics were conducted by trainers from the Chechen project in Grozny. From September, the Ingush and Dagestani trainers began conducting seminars in schools for teachers in their republics, supported by their Chechen […]

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The work of Little Star in Chechnya, Autumn 2011

On 5th October, a feature article in the New York Times by Seth Mydans quoted the editor of Groznensky Rabochy, an independent weekly newspaper: “Unemployment stands at 85 percent… Chechnya subsists on huge subsidies from Moscow that are not publicly accounted for”. UNDP found 80% unemployment in 2008 and official local government statistics put it […]

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Little Star trainings for psychology students in Grozny

In July and August, five of the Little Star psychologists conducted trainings and arranged internships for 37 students of practical psychology from the Chechen State University in Grozny. Three groups of students (4 young men and 33 young women) attended separate 10-day trainings at the Little Star offices in Grozny. The trainings covered the following […]

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Snapshots from a visit to Little Star in November 2010

In November, PBUK trustee Lucy Hannah visited our projects in Chechnya.  Here are some highlights from her visit. “When there’s no LS seminar I feel sad. This is the place where we play, paint, put pictures on the wall and laugh,” Markha, 10, from the school in the Michurina region. Magomed, 12, has been going […]

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More funding approved for legal project

Peacebuilding UK has received 12 months funding from the Open Society Institute to continue supporting the work of the Human Rights Centre project in Grozny, Chechnya. This project was launched in November 2006 and employs three lawyers. Its main activities include legal counselling and filing cases before the European Court of Human Rights. The legal […]

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Assisting Dobrota

We are pleased to share the news that we have been working alongside Dobrota, an NGO looking at ways to support women and families in Chechnya, especially those on low incomes in isolated areas.  Over the coming months we should have more news appearing, but in the meantime we have added a page to our […]

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Little Star in Turkey

Little Star in Turkey The Little Star team of psychologists and support staff gathered in the Turkish Mediterranean town of Kiris, near Antalya from 14th to 22nd October together with Louis Greig (Honorary President) and Chris Hunter (Programmes Coordinator) from Peacebuilding UK, Janet Riley from Friends’ International Library, and interpreters Ismayil Khayredinov and John Coutts. […]

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Little Star Psychologists to Visit the UK in 2009

Most of the twelve Little Star psychologists will visit the UK in 2009. Working every day with traumatized people causes a strain for those conducting this work, and Peacebuilding UK therefore arranges a break or retreat for the team of psychologists and counsellors each year for rest and recuperation. Previous retreats have been conducted in the […]