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5-Stan Podcast: How Can the Problems of People With Disabilities in Uzbekistan Be Solved?

Until society understands that the problems of people with disabilities are not medical, but social, many people with disabilities will not be able to live inclusively.

In most of the Central Asian countries, people with disabilities are considered as vulnerable group of population. Their problems lie not only in the lack of an accessible environment in cities and villages. In the latest 5-Stan Podcast, CABAR.asia Editors in Tajikistan Lola Olimova and Muslimbek Buriev spoke with Dilmurad Yusupov about the situation of people with disabilities in Uzbekistan and necessary measures that need to be taken to make them feel comfortable and safe.

Dilmurad Yusupov. Photo: CABAR.asia
Dilmurad Yusupov. Photo: CABAR.asia

A participant of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics Dilmurad Yusupov is a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) of the University of Sussex (UK). Currently, he conducts research in the areas of social protection of the vulnerable groups of the population, issues of persons with disabilities and inclusive development.

What difficulties do the people with disabilities face and live with? How did people with disabilities in Uzbekistan survive the pandemic? What is inclusive development, and why is it needed? How does the state solve the problems of people with disabilities, and why is it difficult to implement the proper laws in practice? Why does the society perceive people with disabilities only as medical patients, and not as ordinary citizens with the same rights as other people? How can this attitude be changed?

You will get answers to these and other questions from the latest 5-Stan Podcast at:


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