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Dilmurad Yusupov

Activist researcher advocating for disability inclusion in Uzbekistan, disability and development consultant 


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...

Illustration: Eldos Fazylbekov / Gazeta.uz Last year, in the op-ed for Gazeta.uz "They won't count us?" (in Russian) I stressed the importance of including disability questions in the first-ever population census in the history of independent Uzbekistan (the last census was conducted in 1989 when I...

Photo: A concert of blind and visually impaired children, dedicated to May 9 (the Day of Memory and Honour) at specialised boarding school №77 in Tashkent. I wrote many times about barriers that blind and visually impaired children were facing to study music in Uzbekistan. For...

Illustration: Eldos Fazylbekov / Gazeta.uz. On October 15, the president Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a new law "On the rights of persons with disabilities". What measures must be taken so that it does not repeat the fate of the previous law - "On social protection of disabled...