International Week of the Deaf

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International Week of the Deaf – Wrap-up, Call to Action

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We are all global citizens. Injustice, oppression, and marginalization occur to deaf people all over the world, every day. For example, you may remember the #fakeinterpreter situation in South Africa a few years ago.  South African national TV showed someone impersonating an interpreter, who was not communicating in sign language at all, for the entire […]

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: From RID Headquarters|Tags: |Comments Off on International Week of the Deaf – Wrap-up, Call to Action

International Week of the Deaf: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Today’s post focuses on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  This is a resolution by the United Nations that seeks to protect the rights of people with disabilities all over the world.  This resolution is especially important for Deaf people, because it defines the right to language – including sign language – as a basic human […]

September 20th, 2016|Categories: From RID Headquarters|Tags: |Comments Off on International Week of the Deaf: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

International Week of the Deaf – Introduction

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Greetings!

International Week of the Deaf (IWD) is celebrated annually by Deaf people and allies worldwide, and is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). The WFD offers a variety of events, marches, debates, campaigns, and meetings to highlight issues of human rights with local and national governments. IWD also aims to increase solidarity among Deaf […]

September 19th, 2016|Categories: From RID Headquarters|Tags: |Comments Off on International Week of the Deaf – Introduction