BENEFICIARY OF OUR V-DAY EVENT
“Chance” Crisis Center
A crisis center in Bishkek city, working with women who experienced domestic and sexual violence.
Address: Kievskaya Str. 27, room 503, 720021, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Telephone #: 43-53-01
Head of the center, Eliferenko Alexandra Borisovna, c.m.s. says: “’Chance crisis center, for women who have experienced violence, was created in 1997. It is the first CC in Central Asia. During the period of our work we admitted and supported around 20 000 women. 2000 women annually receive comprehensive assistance from lawyers and psychologists at our center. However, for the past few years, due to the lack of funding, the center has been working on a voluntary basis.”
The mission of the organization is to assist in decreasing gender violence against women, while also rendering assistance and support to victims of violence. ‘Chance’ crisis center also works to instill the attitude that violence is unacceptable in society by conducting education and outreach work among various population strata.
According to the UN report, 85% of women are unaware of the existence of such specialized institutions as crisis centers and shelters which offer information, support and temporary accommodation for victims of violence. Although legislation stipulates that the government must establish and support such institutions, there are no state-run crisis centers or shelters in Kyrgyzstan.
According to official statistical data, despite limited financial resources, the number of women turning to these crisis centers is gradually increasing, and if in 2004 number was 2074, in 2007 it increased to 3731. A low level of confidence and trust in the law enforcement bodies among women and unwillingness to seek legal help when these crimes are committed, usually means that women prefer to turn to their family members, village elders (aksakals) or to the crisis centers for solving their problems and obtaining temporary assistance. This same study showed that women who experienced violence expressed dissatisfaction with the work of the police officers on their cases.
Many forms of violence against women, such as domestic violence, bride-kidnapping, trafficking, custodial violence, sexual violence and harassment and violence against lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons remain unreported and unpunished. (Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Rashida Manjoo, 2009)
V-Day Bishkek 2013 events (English)
February 12th, March 6th and 4th of April 7PM at the co-working space Dom 163 (Toktogula/Isanova) www.dom163.kg Documentary screening of “Until the Violence Stops” (in English with Russian subtitles) 72 minutes. No cover (free entry)
19th of April 7PM at the Metro Bar (Chui/Turusbekova) Benefit production of Eve Ensler’s playThe Vagina Monologues (in English) 100% of all proceeds go to Crisis Center Chance. Minimum donation is 350 soms
VDAY BISHKEK 2013 JOINS GLOBAL EFFORT TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
V-Day Bishkek 2013
Presents a Benefit Production of
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Join us as we raise funds and awareness to end violence against women and girls
Who: V-Day Bishkek 2013 team
What: V-Day Bishkek 2013, a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, raising funds for Crisis Center Chance in Bishkek
Where: Metro Pub @ Chui and Turusbekova
When: April 19th 7PM (@19:00)
Admission: Entrance fee is a direct (100%) donation to the Crisis Center “Chance” in Bishkek. Minimum donation – 350 soms
Goal: To raise awareness to stop violence against women and girls and funds for our beneficiary, Crisis Center “Chance”
Local partners of the V-Day Bishkek 2013: Bishkek Feminist Collective SQ, Metro Bar, Co-working space Dom 163, Art Group 705, Designer brand ObbO, UN Women Kyrgyzstan.
V-Day Bishkek is also hosting a screening of the documentary, “Until The Violence Stops” in English with Russian subtitles on April 4th at the Dom 163.
A small handicraft fair will be also be present before and after The Vagina Monologues- 70% of proceeds go towards the artisans, 30% goes towards Crisis Center “Chance”
About V-Day V-Day (www.vday.org) is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $90 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt, and Iraq. In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine’s “100 Best Charities,” in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine’s Top Ten Charities, and in 2010 was named as one of the Top-Rated organizations on Great Nonprofits.
What is a V-Day Campaign?
A V-Day Campaign is a catalyst for mobilizing women and men to heighten awareness about violence against women and girls. By creating this global community, V-Day strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to the violence that affects one in three women in the U.S and around the world.
According to the latest United Nations statistics, one of every three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends violated.ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY.
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION.