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Successful Gender-Based Violence programs for Deaf Women

If you're looking to set up a Deaf-friendly Gender-Based Violence program for Deaf women, learn how other programs did it.

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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

Deaf people surviving abuse: DAWN agency

Deaf people surviving abuse: DAWN agency

The DAWN agency promotes healthy relationships and ending abuse in the Deaf community. They also provide services to Deaf people…
End violence in Deaf communities: Calif., USA

End violence in Deaf communities: Calif., USA

Deaf Hope works to end domestic and sexual violence in Deaf communities in Oakland, California, USA. They provide services for…
Empower Deaf and Deafblind survivors: ADWAS

Empower Deaf and Deafblind survivors: ADWAS

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) empowers Deaf & Deafblind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment. Seattle, Washington, USA
Deaf Kenyan women’s rights: GBV, humanitarian relief, justice

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.
Reaching Deaf Women Experiencing Gender-Based Violence in Kenya

Reaching Deaf Women Experiencing Gender-Based Violence in Kenya

One initiative helped service providers learn basic Kenyan Sign Language to communicate with Deaf women experiencing gender-based violence.

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