Publications — 2023

What Is Stigma and How to Make a City More Inclusive

A Methodological Manual «What Is Stigma and How to Make a City More Inclusive» is an essential manual aimed at addressing the issue of stigma in Kazakhstan today. It explores how to understand and tackle stigma in a society as diverse in ethnicity and religion as Kazakhstan.
The manual includes an analysis of various forms of stigmatization encountered by diverse social groups, including people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, migrants, and ethnic minorities. The authors examine the influence of cultural, religious, and social factors on the processes of stigmatization in Kazakhstan, and offer strategies adapted to the local context for overcoming stigma.
The manual was prepared by the "Cityzen Space Foundation" on the basis of materials provided by participants within the framework of the school "Destigmatization as a step towards an inclusive city".