No woman should have to experience violence, including Gender-Based Violence (GBV). But if a woman is targeted for abuse, then she should be able to get help. Unfortunately for Deaf women, many women’s shelters and service agencies are not accessible. Thus, they have no one on staff who can sign. They also don’t know where or how to hire a qualified sign language interpreter.
The good news is, reaching deaf women who experience Gender-Based Violence is possible. Some programs have had success with this in Kenya and the United States. Learn about them at the links below