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Empowering deaf women in Africa - what happens?
male from ivory coast

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[Description: A man is facing the camera, signing. He is sitting with a plain white background behind him.]

My name is Ouattara from Ivory Coast. I work as the WFD Secretariat. I think it’s good. WFD has done research. A lot of research for countries in West Central Africa. In their research they found the biggest problem is deaf women are not being empowered. In the local NAD, the board members are always men, no women in the board. Why? It’s African culture. Women are discriminated. They do not get training or experience. I think it’s important if we could solve the problem. How can we solve it? By empowering deaf women in different countries. We must encourage NAD board to include women. Later with training and empowerment of different women in countries, the number of women involved can grow, be inspired and motivated to work in associations. They can be successful. It’s important to have training and it’s important to keep the encouragement for women to be involved with the Board and work in the associations. It’s very important.Thank you!

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