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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.

Featured photo: The Mag Magazine Less than one month left until the annual International Charity Race Samarkand Half Marathon, which will take place online on November 1.  The theme of this year's half marathon concerns the possibilities of people with autism spectrum disorder condition (ASC) and the...

Illustration by Eldos Fazylbekov / Gazeta.uz Today is the International Day of Sign Languages! What is the status of sign language in Uzbekistan and how are the rights of deaf people to access information realised? Together with a deaf rights activist Mamur Akhliddinov, we tried to...

Today starts the International Week of the Deaf 2020 (IWD). It is celebrated around the world every year during the last full week of September. The theme of this year is “Reaffirming Deaf People’s Human Rights”. I decided to post the English translations of all...

Photo: Sabina Bakaeva / Gazeta.uz The new stations of the Tashkent metro delighted many residents and guests of the capital. But contrary to the law, conditions for people with limited mobility have not become an integral part of the metro. How to make the subway accessible...

Anhor.uz journalist Dana Oparina, together with members of the Association of Disabled People Farhad Abdurakhmanov and Oybek Isakov, checked a new overhead railway in Tashkent for accessibility for disabled passengers and people with reduced mobility. Below I am providing the English translation of the article...

Illustration by Eldos Fazylbekov / Gazeta.uz In Uzbekistan, vulnerable groups of the population affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and strict quarantine measures are being included in the so-called 'iron notebook' (in Uzbek 'temir daftar') to receive financial assistance from the state through the mahallas (local community...

Photo: Shukhrat Latipov / Gazeta.uz I learned about Anisa Shamsutdinova through her non-profit social-informational project “Downside Sport" which is known not only in Uzbekistan but in Central Asia and post-Soviet space in general. Her project supports parents raising children with Down syndrome in Uzbekistan and supports...

Photo: UNICEF Uzbekistan On 1 August 2020, American Councils for International Education in Uzbekistan hosted a webinar on “Inclusive education: How to combat ableism in Uzbekistan” dedicated to the 30th anniversary of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) which was celebrated on July 26, 2020. I was invited...

Illustration by Eldos Fazylbekov / “Gazeta.uz”  In September 2019 the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Diego García-Sayán visited Uzbekistan. The purpose of his visit was to evaluate the process of the justice system reform under the new leadership. While recognising...