This item may generate some very dubious spam, but it seems too peculiar not to report.
Kazakh newspaper Liter reports (link in Russian) that a disability rights group in Karaganda has called on the government to legalize prostitution and issue sex ration cards giving a minimum of five sessions a month to the disabled.
As Tirlik chairman Roza Petrus explains, the reasoning behind the proposal is not altogether frivolous:

The disabled rarely have an intimate life, and that affects their physical and mental health.
Call-girls, who offer sex in classified advertisments, refused to come when they learn the client is disabled. The simply hang up or turn away at the door. Is that not discrimination?

Asked whether rentboys should be available for disabled women, Petrus answers:

Of course. The majority of disabled people in Kazakhstan are women. They are physically handicapped, but are in women in every respect that want to be loved.

According to a World Bank discussion paper published last year, around 405,000 people, around 2.7 percent of the total population, in Kazakhstan receive state social disability allowances. Legislation covering the interests of the disabled is nominally quite liberal, granting a quota for university places and employment.

On a common cultural level, however, it is beyond dispute that people with most physical and mental disabilities are effectively sidelined from public life in Kazakhstan.  Wheelchairs are rare sight in Kazakhstan’s largest cities, which are generally pretty poorly equipped for the purpose, anyhow. In that context, what seems like a foolish and superficial publicity stunt may in fairness be a provocative attempt at challenging prejudices.

Interesting to see if the Majlis picks this one up.

UPDATE: RFE/RL has also picked up the story.

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