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nazik muradova (tkm)

NOOR - The power of accepting a challenge

Nazik Muradova is from Turkmenistan and started doing photography in 2014. She works as communications associate and aspires to become a documentary photographer depicting the issues of human rights in conflict-affected areas. Nazik holds a degree in security studies and regularly contributes articles on Central Asia’s developments. In 2013, Nazik started an online magazine the PULS of Central Asia. Her main interests lay in the sphere of security issues in Eurasia.

 

THE POWER OF ACCEPTING CHALLENGE

 

15% of the world population has a disability. By the age of 65, 40% of us will have a disability. By age of 80 almost everyone has a disability.

 

Due to the lack of employment and educational opportunities, social stigma and a failure to integrate PWDs into the society, a country’s annual GDP loss can account to 7%. PWDs face social and economic discrimination 50% more often than healthy, i.e. explicit refusal of employment due to medical condition, lack of adequate medical help and lack of education.

 

However, there are families who do not treat disability as a social condition. Disability is only a medical condition that challenges people, but should not make them suffer.

 

This is a story of Ahmed (who has cerebral palsy) and Bahar (with infraction of musculoskeletal system) and their family. Ahmed works for a printing and packaging company, Bahar is a housewife. They have two healthy kids.

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