Blog Post Discusses Importance Of State-Sponsored Social Services For Children With Disabilities In Kazakhstan
Open Society Foundations’ “Voices”: Kazakhstan’s Neglected Children
Aigul Shakibayeva, a disability rights activist and grantee of the Open Society Foundations, discusses the importance of supporting children with disabilities in Kazakhstan, including through social services. Shakibayeva writes, “[S]upporting children with disabilities so they can enjoy their human rights is what our work is all about. We’re not asking for special privileges; we are simply demanding the state to live up to the standards of [the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,] which it’s ratified already” (3/28).