United Nations Population Fund

Published on July 30, 2020

Transformation of Social Protection Systems: Rights of Women with Disabilities in Georgia

I have never stigmatized myself

“I was four or five when I realized that unlike other kids there were some things I could not do:  I could run but not jump up and play French Skipping.  Later, when I grew up, I felt it even more- because of the way others were treating me” - says Anna Maisuradze. “I have never stigmatized myself. I have never thought that I would never marry and have a child, grasped that others believed I would never have children, I would not be able to give birth… they would not tell me this straight but I often felt it.”