Knowing the rights and opportunities
Deep understanding and acceptance of the principles of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities completely changes the attitude towards persons with disabilities. In this regard, the language of the issue is also changing. In order to educate the public, reduce and, if possible, eliminate negative discriminatory stereotypes against people with disabilities, a number of measures have been implemented by UNDP in Kyrgyzstan with the participation of people with disabilities, government representatives and mass communications. Since October 2020, in all districts of Osh and Chui provinces, trainings have been conducted to increase the level of legal literacy of the persons with disabilities and representatives of local state bodies and local self-governance bodies working with persons with disabilities, to raise the public awareness about disability and to popularize the Law on State-Guaranteed Legal Aid. The training participants show interest in the benefits available for people with disabilities, raise issues of inclusion and inclusive education. For example, not everyone was aware that there is a Center of free legal aid provision of the Ministry of Justice in Belovodskoye village, and people can apply for free legal advice and aid at the address: 37 Lenin St. (in the state notary office).