World Federation of the Deaf (WFD)

By promoting human rights and access to sign language, the WFD is improving the lives of millions of deaf people who face inequality everyday. We collaborate with deaf leaders and policymakers to implement human rights mechanisms such as the CRPD and 2030 Agenda. The WFD also takes direct action by providing human rights training and representing deaf people’s interests on a global scale.

We’re dedicated to our work because we believe everyone is entitled to their human rights, but most of the time, deaf people are not. We value deaf people, sign languages, and the diversity they bring to our world. And above all, the WFD recognises that incredible potential to contribute to society when given bilingual education and sign language rights.

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