Kyrgyzstan: Disabled Battle for Acceptance and Access

About 300 members of several disability rights organizations march and wheel through the center of the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, on Sept. 12. Having a physical or mental disability remains a taboo subject in Kyrgyzstan and the shame that surrounds the issue forces many into cruel and unnecessary housebound isolation. (Photo: EurasiaNet)

Every year disability organization volunteers embark on a trip around Kyrgyzstan’s Lake Issyk-Kul, on foot and in wheelchairs, stopping off at schools along the way. They seek to promote understanding and acceptance for the disabled.
 

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