Situation analysis on the rights of persons with disabilities in Uzbekistan
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The recent years have undoubtedly seen the rise of acknowledgement that the rights of persons with disabilities belong on the national human rights agenda, manifested by the adoption of the new Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2020 and the long-awaited ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2021.
There is a pressing need to see these initiatives produce a systemic reform at the legal, policy, budgetary and communication levels for persons with disabilities experience discrimination and exclusion in nearly every area of life in Uzbekistan. Stigma and prejudice are pervasive, with most people being perceived as either patients or objects of charity by the society and the professionals.