Kyrgyzstan: Revolution Revisited
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While controversy rages about the new government’s reform policies – or lack thereof, some say – members of Kyrgyzstan’s growing civil society are voicing their own ideas for solutions to the country’s problems. collected audio and text statements from activists for eight proposed solutions to eight persistent problem areas.
Alisher Mamasaliyev
Forum of Young Politicians
"In order to implement reforms, [young people] have to be in power!"
Tolekan Ismailova
Citizens Against Corruption
"Citizens should establish students' committees and discuss how much an education costs."
Edil Baisalov
Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society
"We should have insisted on a tougher attitude towards corrupt people."
Elvira Sarieva
Internews Kyrgyzstan
"There are no practical steps, only some promises."
Valery Vishnevsky
Slavic Fund
"[We should] create a Council of Nationalities to review legislation."
Aigul Alymkulova
Women's Support Center
"We need women's leadership institutes, experience in political battles."
Shairbek Juraev
Institute of Public Policy
"If the government does not learn its lessons from Akayev, it will not last for long."
Maksim Kuleshov
Tokmak Human Rights Resources Center
"We must teach young people in schools and universities to know their rights."
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