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Young Women’s Development Groups Appeal

This is our first social media fundraising attempt for our Young Women’s Development Groups Project, born out of frustration with what should be an easily resolved situation: these three girls (in the photo) are from the mountain village of Dochu-Borzoi in Chechnya, where two weeks ago our colleagues started running an intensive, rights-based girls’ empowerment […]

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Young Women’s Development Groups in Chechnya

In September 2012, Peacebuilding UK and nine local NGO partners in Chechnya began a new project ‘Young Women’s Development Groups’ to support vulnerable and marginalised young women in Chechnya. Peacebuilding UK and partners had previously been working to develop and fundraise for this project over the last 2 years. The first cohort of groups has […]

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Power of Goodness: Stories of Nonviolence and Reconciliation

We are ready to go! The entire manuscript for the second edition of this tri-lingual book in Chechen, Russian and English is nearing completion and is in the hands of our Chechen publisher, Groznenskii Rabochii. The second edition is to be printed in September 2012. The Little Star psychologists will then begin a series of […]

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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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Televised fundraiser

This Friday we will be making a fundraising appeal for PBUK and for the Dobrota charity as part of a broader appeal for many charities during Ramadan. If you have Sky, turn on Iqra TV (Sky channel 826) in the early evening to see the appeal and Chris Hunter, PBUK’s programmes co-ordinator, being interviewed, as […]

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Dobrota

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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Daimohk’s Dagestan Dance

As I type the young people from Daimohk will be making last minute preparations for tonight’s concert to mark their 10th Anniversary.  Many of you will have seen their performances on one of their many tours and marveled at their tremendous energy and spirit. So that no-one feels left out, here is a video of […]