Project report: League of Polish Women, Moldova

Grantee: League of Polish Women, MoldovaProject: To strengthen organisational resilience at “Playback Theatre Ink”  Playback Theatre is an improvisation theatre based on the stories of the audience. The stories of the past influence our choices in the present. Through them we become more aware. The Playback Theatre creates a space where we meet at the …

Project report: Baku Volunteer Center, Azerbaijan

Grantee: Baku-Volunteer Center, AzerbaijanProject: “The plight of youth migrants during the COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic on circular migration in Azerbaijan” The Baku Volunteer Center implemented a project called “The situation of young migrants during the COVID-19 period and the results of the impact of the pandemic on migration in Azerbaijan” supported by …

BEARR Newsletter: December 2022

One of BEARR’s partners in western Ukraine continues to run art therapy workshops despite being hit by electricity blackouts. They are providing displaced children with a safe space to relax and play, keeping them distracted from the targeted shelling and giving them a place to stay warm this winter. 15 December 2022 Season’s greetings from BEARR! Dear …

Project report: Insan-Leilek, Kyrgyzstan

Grantee: Insan-Leilek, KyrgyzstanProject: Protecting the Labour Rights of Vulnerable Migrant Women According to the National Statistics Committee of Kyrgyzstan, more than a million Kyrgyz citizens are in Russia as labour migrants. More than 40% of them are women. Most of the migrant women are employed in the service sector, such as cleaning, housekeeping, nursing, babysitting, …

Project report: Gurdofarid, Tajikistan

Grantee: Gurdofarid, TajikistanProject: “Support Centre for Migrants” – sewing workshops and business training for migrants and their families Unemployment is one of the main challenges facing our citizens. It is also one of the main factors driving migration abroad by working age Tajik men. Experts say that, along with low levels of education, unemployment is …

Project report: New Generation NGO, Armenia

Grantee: New Generation NGO, Armenia (NGNGO)Project: “Ensuring Social Well-Being and Empowerment of Migrants’ Families” The main goal of our project on “Ensuring the Social Well-Being and Empowerment of Migrants’ Families” was to support the families, particularly the wives and children of Armenian labour migrants, through social assistance and capacity-building training sessions.  The project beneficiaries were …

BEARR Newsletter: October 2022

Dear friends and colleagues, We hope this finds you safe and well. In this edition of our newsletter, we bring you news of our Ukraine Emergency Winter Appeal. We are also delighted to share with you two upcoming events: on Monday 7 November, BEARR’s Autumn Lecture will be given by internationally recognised expert on espionage, subversion, the use and abuse of history, energy security …

Project report: Gender-Vector, Kyrgyzstan

Grantee: Gender-Vector, KyrgyzstanProject: “Social Isolation: the route to overcome” – training sessions to support the LGBT community The main goal of our project, “Social Isolation: the route to overcome”, was to help the LGBT community in Kyrgyzstan overcome the socio-economic vulnerabilities that had emerged as a result of COVID-19.  The direct beneficiaries of the project …

“From Resilience to Recovery – the role of civil society”: a conference in Kyiv, Lviv and online

On 29-30 September a conference about the critical role of Ukrainian civil society in Ukraine’s recovery was organised by the Ukrainian International Renaissance Foundation. The conference took place in the context of preparations for the London follow-up conference in summer 2023 to the one held in Lugano, Switzerland in July 2022 to present the Ukrainian …

BEARR Newsletter, August 2022

31 August 2022 Dear friends and colleagues,  We hope you’re having a lovely summer. In this issue of our newsletter, we bring you an update 0n our Emergency Ukraine Appeal and share our heartfelt thanks to all those who have so generously organised fundraisers on our behalf. And in case you missed our eye-opening talk with trauma surgeon David Nott back …