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Executive summary of the Desk Review on 2019 Needs assessment on social and gender-sensitive issues of people with disabilities in Kazakhstan with a focus on the special needs of women with disabilities who have experienced violence

In 2019 UNFPA conducted a national desk review on people with disabilities, in-depth interviews with 86 people with different types of disabilities as well as several focus group discussions with service providers in the Turkestan region (the most populated and poorest region in the country with a high concentration of people with disabilities, or approximately 18% of the total number of registered cases).

The findings showed lack of awareness by people with disabilities of their rights, several episodes of gender-based violence as well as lack of understanding by service providers of the rights of people with disabilities to a life of dignity and respect.

An executive summary in English is available and the full report in Russian can be viewed here