International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf) 2018 Toolkit

The WFD are pleased to announce that International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf) 2018 Toolkit and campaign materials are now available in the WFD website via this link:

IWDeaf 2018 will take place on 24-30 September 2018 under the theme “With Sign Language, Everyone is Included!” in which the theme is shared with the International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) for the first time.

The IDSL has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to be celebrated annually during International Week of the Deaf on 23 September beginning in 2018.

Members of the International Deaf Community gather together during this time to promote the status of sign languages and the rights of deaf people. Going forward,

Inclusion and equal participation in society require sign languages to be accessible, respected and supported, all of which are subsequently required to achieve any of the sustainable development goals established by United Nations.

Feel free to use the materials from the WFD website to encourage your network to join this global event!