Georgia Activate Talk: It Is About Ability

Tbilisi, Georgia | June 23, 2014

The ‘Activate Talks’ in Georgia focused on children with disabilities and aimed at mobilizing the public’s attention towards those pressing issues that affect the lives of these vulnerable children. There are around 9,000 registered children with disabilities, but this figure is likely higher in reality as many disabled children living with their families are invisible and left behind. After eight years of Georgia’s Child Care System Reform, there has been real progress in ensuring a family environment for every child. Still, children with disabilities account for most of the children who live in the remaining state-run large institutions. 40 percent of the Georgian public stigmatizes children with disabilities.

The event was moderated by Akaki Gogichaishvili and the speakers included:

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