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Women’s rights treaty for Deaf women

Deaf women experience double discrimination. Thus, they need double human rights protection. Learn about a women's rights treaty that can help Deaf women.
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Did you know about the women’s rights treaty and how it can help Deaf women?


Deaf women experience double discrimination: Both as Deaf people and also as women. Thus, they need at least two human rights treaties to help them. You might know about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD protects the rights of Deaf people in more than 180 countries. But did you know there is also a women’s rights treaty that can help Deaf women? This is the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). 


Follow the link to learn how to use both the CRPD and CEDAW together to help Deaf women. The web page explains which parts of the CRPD are helpful for women. It also explains how to use the CEDAW. You also will find the full text of the CEDAW and other women’s rights treaties.


Also see this training manual on the CRPD.

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