On August 6-7 and 8-9, 2019, two-day trainings were held in Batken and Isfana for employees of the Family and Children's Protection Department under the Batken and Leilek Administration of Labor and Social Development, local lawyers, representatives of guardianship bodies, public organizations, a representative of the Ombudsman’s Office, social workers and educators.
 
During the training, participants were familiarized with national mechanisms for enforcing children’s rights and protecting them from domestic violence, with a focus on children left without parental care.
 
Low wages and high unemployment rates in the Batken oblast force local citizens to seek income opportunities abroad. As the labor migration rate grows, so does the number of children left by their migrant parents in the care of their relatives. Such children are often abused and suffer from domestic violence. 
 
The Public Union Activist and the Public Foundation Daanazat conducted the trainings as part of the project “Assistance in Safeguarding the Rights and Legitimate Interests of the Children Left without Parental Care in Batken and Leilek Districts of the Batken Oblast,” implemented with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program. The project is aimed at raising public awareness of issues faced by labor migrants’ children, ways to resolve these issues and measures to ensure respect for children’s rights.
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During the training, participants were familiarized with national mechanisms for enforcing children’s rights and protecting them from domestic violence, with a focus on children left without parental care.