OUR WORK / Human Rights of the Deaf

Advancing human rights and sign language worldwide.

Human Rights

Human rights are universal, indivisible and interconnected. They belong to all people, regardless of gender, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status such as disability or deafness. Unfortunately, due to societal prejudices and incorrect assumptions, deaf people’s rights are often overlooked or denied – especially in developing countries. The WFD works towards promoting and advancing human rights of deaf people particularly in the following areas:

To learn more about Human Rights, download the following toolkit:

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