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Deaf Kenyan women’s rights: GBV, humanitarian relief, justice

One organization in Kenya, Federation of Deaf Women Empowerment Network in Kenya, is working to improve Deaf Kenyan women’s rights.
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Deaf Kenyan women experience profound human rights violations. For example, people target them for gender-based violence. During emergencies, accessibility barriers stop them from receiving humanitarian relief help. Accessibility barriers also stop them from pursuing justice in the court system. One organization in Kenya is working to improve the situation of Deaf Kenyan women’s rights. The organization is Federation of Deaf Women Empowerment Network in Kenya. They are working with the Red Cross to advocate for the needs of Deaf women in Kenya.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) published this article in 2017. The web page is partly accessible for people using screen reading software. But it has some accessibility barriers. For example, some images use alternative tags to describe them while others do not.

Also learn about another deaf-friendly Kenyan program that works on gender-based violence. Or explore other resources about deaf people in emergency planning and humanitarian response.

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