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Justice professionals discuss special protection measures for child victims and witnesses of crimes
Media professionals discuss how to give a voice to young people in Uzbekistan
UN in Uzbekistan stages “We: inclusion” exhibition and Activation 2.0 event to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities about 100 participants including parents, young people, representatives of the Government, disabled people’s organizations and UN agencies gathered together to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
3 December - International Day of Persons with Disabilities is commemorated annually to promote their rights in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. Since 1992, this annual observance aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
Dilyara, 14 years old
Two years ago my mother died. It turned out that I, too, was unwell, although I never got sick and didn’t even feel ill.
Sevara, 14 years old
Even though I have been ill since my infancy, it was only much later that I actually started to feel unwell. I was always sick, and my grandmother took care of me. Two years ago, we came to see the psychologist of the Day Care Centre for Children and Families Affected by HIV at the Research Institute of Virology. She explained to me about my illness.
Anya, 14 years old, Tashkent
I had a mother. She was sick with diabetes, but my dad was healthy. However, when I was born, he left us. I would get ill very often and my mother would frequently take me to hospitals. Most likely it was then that I received the medical treatment that infected me with HIV.
Navruz, 13 years old
Before, I was healthy. I got sick only 4-5 months ago. My temperature rose to 39 degrees and wouldn’t go down for a long time. My glands were really inflamed.
When adolescents living with HIV arrive at the ‘Fundamentals of Health and Support’ training provided by UNICEF and the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, they are confused and withdrawn. Their parents too are burdened by the awareness that their children’s lives will never be the same again. However, over the next few days, a dramatic change takes place. By the time that they leave, they are full of enthusiasm, they have hope for the future, they are buoyed up by contact with friends and like-minded people.