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CRPD Promoting Sign Language Rights: WFD Training in Eight Countries

A project helped Deaf organizations use the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for promoting sign language rights.
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A project helped Deaf organizations use the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for promoting sign language rights. During the project, the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) provided human rights training. They reached  national-level associations of the Deaf in eight countries. They taught leaders about articles in the CRPD that support sign language rights. WFD also taught Deaf leaders how to work with other national-level organizations of people with disabilities. Together, national-level Deaf organizations and other disability organizations can monitor and report on CRPD implementation in their country. In some countries, using the CRPD for promoting sign language rights won official recognition for the national sign language.

WFD implemented the project from 2013 to 2017. We could not assess if this Word file is accessible for people using screen reading software.

People who are new to the CRPD may want to start learning with resources such as CRPD At a Glance, or else with CRPD for Deaf People. Meanwhile, people who are ready to learn more can move on to tools such as the CRPD Advocacy Toolkit or the CRPD Training Manual.

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