29/11 18:58
 

There are more than 172 thousand people with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, November 29 / Kabar /. In Kyrgyzstan, there are more than 172 thousand people with disabilities, 28 thousand of them are children under 18 years, Minister of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic Taalaykul Isakunova said during the republican conference "Equal Rights - Equal Opportunities", dedicated to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The event is held on the initiative of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic, with the support of the project of UNDP and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland "Improving access to justice in the Kyrgyz Republic", in partnership with civil society organizations representing the interests of persons with disabilities.

The conference was also attended by UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Kyrgyzstan Alexander Avanesov, representatives of local and regional authorities, civil society organizations representing the interests of persons with disabilities from seven regions of the country and international organizations.

Isakunova said that, the main purpose of the conference is to draw public attention to the problems and needs of persons with disabilities and the need to fulfill their rights and freedoms to the fullest. "Today, there is information about children with cerebral palsy, but there is no information about their parents, who have dedicated their lives to their children. We need to put it right and help families, where there are people with disabilities," she said.

 

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