Youth for Peace: Lights for Security in Kyrgyzstan
Meet Elzina and Elvira. They participated in the project ‘Cameras in Hands’, a project initiated by FTI and GPPAC, which empowered youth in Kyrgyzstan. With the cameras in hands, they told their stories and were able to talk with adults. This was a challenge, as the hierarchical society didn't allow for that. They were able to address the absense of street lighting, which creates insecurity for many in the community. With a video Elzina and Elvira explained the problem and invited local authorities and decision makers to make a change. The result? Many women now feel secure at night, as there is now street lighting in the village!