Pensioners and people with disabilities in Belarus 🎙

B for Belarus #13 (2020-1-29) expert talk about Belarus with Vladimir Baranich and Yaroslav Romanchuk

Wheelchaired man protesting in Minsk against discrimination of people with disabilities holds a poster saying ‘My house is my prison?’

  • there are over 600,000 registered people with disabilities in Belarus (about 7% of the population).
  • people with disabilities in Belarus as invisible people for the government and the society. Why is it so?
  • How a status “a person with disability” is granted.
  • There are about 3.3 mln. people in Belarus over 60 years old. 2.7 mln. pensioners. Is Belarus a good place for pensioners and people who need assistance?
  • If you young, healthy, wealthy and wise in Belarus it is a good place to live.
  • the government argues that people with disabilities have created good conditions for doing sports.
  • Employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Here’s the article mentioned in the talk: Invisible people in Belarus

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About the participants
  • Vladimir Baranich is a country consultant and media analyst – aka Lad Bar (the founder of the ExpAt.by).
  • Yaroslav Romanchuk currently works as the President of the Scientific Research Mises Center.

Also read: Invisible People of Belarus by Jadwiga Brontē

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