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Olga Kalina

Olga is an activist for the rights of people with disabilities and mental health issues from Georgia. After being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2005, she now works for local rights groups, teaches mental health and disability rights at Ilia State University, as well as delivers training on the topic, including to police officers in Georgia.

Opinion | Women with disabilities have the same right to a private life as anyone else

In Georgia, the social stigmas around disabilities combine with patriarchal attitudes in destructive ways.