European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)


Several projects are currently implemented in Kyrgyzstan through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDH).

BRYCA: Building Resistance in Youth in Central Asia to the influence of illegal hate speech and misinformation online and on social media

The project aims at promoting critical thinking and strengthening the resilience of youth to misinformation and hate speech online.  Main target groups are vulnerable and marginalised youth aged between 12 and 35 years, teachers, educators, youth leaders, community workers and other people involved with youth from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.



HERO: New narratives towards a gender equal society

The project is aimed at supporting transformation of deeply entrenched patriarchal behavioral attitudes in society by fighting against the spread of gender and social discrimination in education, mass media, and applying an effective and productive response to gender-based discrimination, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 5. The project wants to support government bodies, civil society organizations, education institutions and the media in promoting gender equality and preventing gender discrimination, and disseminating positive gender narratives at all levels of society. Main target groups are civil servants of the line ministries and local authorities, civil society, gender and educational experts, religious organizations, clergy, journalists and social media managers, the press services of parliament and ministries.



Fighting against discrimination of women from ethnic minorities and ensuring their equal access to public services

The action aims to overcome legal barriers and discrimination to ensure equal access to public services among women from ethnic minorities (WEM) in the Kyrgyz Republic. Main target groups: women from ethnic communities, line ministries, CSOs, human rights activists, journalists



Open communities - open media

The Project aims to promote the freedoms and fundamental rights of people through the formation and maintenance of a free information space, freedom of speech and expression in Kyrgyzstan. Main target groups are media professionals, members of the Public Councils (PCs), line ministries.


Human Rights & Democracy