Abused. Ignored. Silenced. Excluded.
Just for being deaf.

*Hanna was sterilised without her consent.
*Maria was sexually and physically abused by her family.
*Janis was locked up in a mental institution for five years.

All because they are deaf.

Whether in hospital, school, or the police station, Hanna, Maria and Janis had no access to sign language. They could not communicate with the people who were supposed to care for them. As a result, their human rights were violated in some of the cruelest ways possible.

You can defend deaf people against terrible abuses of their human rights like these.

Please donate to our Fighting Fund today.

Globally, it’s women who are more likely to endure prejudice, violence and isolation because they are deaf. They are prevented from learning sign language and so cannot explain their needs. They are denied sign language interpreters, so cannot seek justice. They are abandoned by those who should care for and support them. They are denied their right to education, to healthcare, and to freedom.

Your donation today can make sure no more deaf women are denied their rights and left vulnerable to abuse.

Deaf people all over the world are suffering injustices. This is because society believes deaf people – and sign languages – are inferior and don’t deserve equal rights.

Your donation will change this.

You can make sure no more people like Hanna, Maria and Janis will be abused, ignored, excluded and silenced for being deaf.

*Disclaimer: While all stories are true, names and faces have been changed. We use images from stock photographs that are licensed for this campaign. Any person depicted is a model.