Four videos of presentations by Dr Liisa Kauppinen have been released for public access

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Through the support of an internal award from the ADVANCE RIT through the National Science Foundation, Dr. Liisa Kauppinen, former president of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) was invited to visit the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) during 14-17 April, 2014. She presented on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and WFD among other topics to a wide variety of groups all week. Dr. … [Read more...]

New Regional Director appointed for the World Federation of the Deaf Interim Regional Secretariat for the Arab Region

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The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Board wishes to announce the appointment of Ms Hend Al-Showaier from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as the new Regional Director for the WFD Interim Regional Secretariat for the Arab Region. In May 2014, WFD Board Member Dr Joseph Murray and WFD Human Rights Officer Ms Eeva Tupi, conducted a five-day workshop on human rights for Ordinary Members from the Maghreb Arab region. Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, Algeria and Morocco each sent two representatives to this … [Read more...]

Update News from WFD and WASLI Presidents in Asia Region

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WFD and WASLI Presidents, Colin Allen and Debra Russell, gave a video summary of the cooperation work between the two international organisations.   Both were attending the 26th WFD Regional Secretariat Representatives (WFDRSA) Meeting which also included the WASLI Asia Region Meeting and WFD RSA Youth Section Meeting. In 2011, Dr. Russell and Mr. Allen were elected for their respective roles  as President for WASLI and WFD and during the past three years they have met eight times in … [Read more...]