SAVE THE DATE

International Week of the Deaf 2020

Date: 21 to 27 september 2020

Theme: Reaffirming Deaf People’s Human Rights.

International Day of Sign Languages 2020

Date: 23 september 2020

Theme: Sign Languages are for Everyone!

Decision-makers need to be constantly informed, educated, reminded and monitored in order for them to effectively include deaf people and sign languages. This is why the WFD is committed to ensure that each year all of you can have an International Day of Sign Languages that creates impactful and meaningful change.

We are now busy preparing for this year’s theme, visuals and campaign materials. Our Ordinary Members and Associate Members will receive this information in June 2020. Information will be available to the general public from August 2020.

In 2020, we will have a Global Leader’s Challenge! wherein deaf people will challenge their community and political leaders to sign “Sign Languages are for Everyone!” in their national sign languages. Watch this space for a dedicated webpage highlighting these videos!

To ensure another successful #IDSL2020 and #IWDeaf2020, in addition to WFD’s continuous human rights advocacy work, please support us by making a donation via www.wfdeaf.org/donate/.

Decision-makers need to be constantly informed, educated, reminded and monitored in order for them to effectively include deaf people and sign languages. This is why the WFD is committed to ensure that each year all of you can have an International Day of Sign Languages that creates impactful and meaningful change.

We are now busy preparing for this year’s theme, visuals and campaign materials. Our Ordinary Members and Associate Members will receive this information in June 2020. Information will be available to the general public from August 2020.

In 2020, we will have a Global Leader’s Challenge! wherein deaf people will challenge their community and political leaders to sign “Sign Languages are for Everyone!” in their national sign languages. Watch this space for a dedicated webpage highlighting these videos!

To ensure another successful #IDSL2020 and #IWDeaf2020, in addition to WFD’s continuous human rights advocacy work, please support us by making a donation via www.wfdeaf.org/donate/.

ABOUT IT

  • International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf)

    is an initiative of the WFD and was first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy. It is celebrated annually by the global Deaf Community on the last full week of September to commemorate the same month the first World Congress of the WFD was held. IWDeaf is celebrated through various activities by respective Deaf Communities worldwide. These activities call for participation and involvement of various stakeholders including families, peers, governmental bodies, professional sign language interpreters, and DPOs.

  • International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL)

    has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and will be celebrated annually on 23 September beginning in 2019. The objective of the IDSL is to raise awareness on sign languages and strengthen the status about sign languages. This event also will take place as part of the International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf), which is celebrated on the last full week of September.

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