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Disabled children in Kazakhstan: Parents work to change practice

Human Rights Watch reports physical violence, forced sedation and an attitude of neglect towards children with disabilities in Kazakhstan state institutions.

Rights workers in Kazakhstan say thousands of disabled children living in orphanages face abuse and neglect.

A Soviet-era practise means children with disabilities can be handed over to state institutions at birth.

But some parents are trying to put an end to this and make society more inclusive.

Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports from Almaty.