Youth for Peace: Lights for Security in Kyrgyzstan
Meet Elzina and Elvira. They participated in our project ‘Cameras in Hands’ 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!