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Dilmurad Yusupov

This is a personal blog where I reflect on my research experiences with people with physical and sensory impairments and learning disabilities in Uzbekistan. I am interested in anthropology of disability, participatory methods, inclusion and social change.

Photo: a self-initiative group Youth Volunteer Center "Oltin Qanot" (Golden Wing) who already received 20 rejections to register their NGO in Tashkent city. Author: San'atbek Muzaffarov On February 15, the Minister of Justice Ruslanbek Davletov spoke with the local media representatives about the Ministry's activities in...

Photo: Madina Pulatova, a disabled girl who managed to study at a mainstream school On February 8, 2021, the Nationwide Movement "Yuksalish," together with partners, organised a national festival of Uzbek civil activists "Faol Fuqarolar", and a public discussion on "The role of the non-government non-commercial...

Photo: Inside a social welfare department (Sobes) in one of the regions of Uzbekistan, by Dilmurad Yusupov In his annual address to the Parliament (Oliy Majlis) President Shavkat Mirziyoyev suggested naming 2021 as the Year of Supporting Youth and Strengthening Public Health. He mentioned that this year the...

Photo: A screenshot from the documentary "Aktion T4: A Doctor Under Nazism" (2017) Today is January 27 - International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This date was chosen by the UN General Assembly on November 1, 2005, because it was on this day that Soviet troops liberated the...

Photo: Disability rights activists after the roundtable on December 3, 2020, Author: Guljakhon Amanova "The words 'lockdown' and 'knockdown' became synonymous and severely hit children with learning disabilities," said one of the activists for the rights of persons with autism in Uzbekistan Farkhad Artykbaev at the...

Recently, a shocking video circulated on Uzbek social networks, which showed a disabled woman in a cowshed at sub-zero temperatures in Namangan city, Yuqori Rovuston mahalla. A local Internet media Namanganliklar.uz tried to find out the details of the case. According to the woman's relatives, they...

Illustration: Eldos Fazylbekov / Gazeta.uz Despite some positive changes in the development of civil society in Uzbekistan, registration of public organisations is still an extremely frustrating process. I have analysed the recent case of an initiative group of young volunteers in Tashkent, who have already received...

Photo: blind and visually impaired workers of the training and production enterprise LLC "CHYOTKA", a screenshot from the YouTube video by Uzbek blogger "Sirojiddin Media", 15 October 2020. Blind workers at the "CHYOTKA" training and production enterprise in Tashkent which belongs to the Society of the...