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CBM Representatives Meet Deaf Leaders from Vietnam

Two Deaf leaders from Vietnam, Huong and Linh, share what they know with two CBM staff members, Elizabeth Lockwood and Sian Tesni.



CRPD for Deaf people

Explains parts of the CRPD that mention deaf people or sign language. May be useful as an introduction to the CRPD for deaf people.



CRPD Training Manual

Trainers can use this CRPD training manual to teach others about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).



Deaf and Disabled Women Resource Kit

Learn the situation of Deaf and disabled women around the world. And read some ideas for how women with disabilities can change society.



Deaf Ethiopians: New opportunities for education, training

Visions Global Empowerment is working with local deaf leaders to promote deaf education and vocational training for Deaf Ethiopians.



Deaf Human Trafficking Victims: Why they are targets, how to help

Slavery never ended: today, we call it human trafficking. Author explains why deaf women human trafficking victims are often targets.



Deaf identity and empowerment as response to discrimination

Does the strength of Deaf identity increase Deaf people’s use of empowerment as a response to discrimination? Doctoral thesis.



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.



Deaf Law Students: Juventus Duroinaah & Vianney Sierralta Aracena

Advocates around the world are fighting for Deaf rights–and some are lawyers. Two Deaf law students tell their stories.



Deaf Nigerians: No healthcare, education, or jobs can be fatal

Poor healthcare, sometimes resulting in death. No education and no jobs. These are some challenges shared in common among Deaf Nigerians.



Deaf people and HIV/AIDS in Zambia

They are the first to have HIV, but the last to know about it: Learn about the situation of Deaf people and HIV/AIDS in Zambia.



Deaf People in Developing Countries

Deaf people in developing countries experience more challenges than in high-income countries. Author Barbara Earth summarizes the literature.



Deaf people in Healthcare in South Africa

Can Deaf people access good healthcare without sign language? The authors analyze a case study and respond “no”. Discusses international law.



Deaf people in sub-Saharan Africa

Summarizes the situation of Deaf people in the Sub-Saharan African region, highlighting both the many challenges and the signs of progress.



Deaf rights comics: An advocacy tool

Comics can help organizations raise deaf awareness or advocate in the local community. This guide will help you learn how to create comics.



Deaf Rights in South Korea

Watch an interview with Hee-Kyung Cho “Choy” about the situation of deaf rights in South Korea in the year 2009.



Deaf Self-Advocacy Training Toolkit

Deaf and deafblind trainers can use this toolkit to teach other deaf and deafblind people how to advocate for their right to a sign language interpreter.



Deaf Women Leaders in Ghana, Africa: Empowerment, Advancement

Deaf women leaders are active in Ghana. And they are helping other deaf women learn to be leaders too. Watch interview of two leaders.



Deaf Women’s Rights and Health: A Literature Review

Summarizes what the literature says about deaf women’s rights and health around the world. Available in International Sign video.



DeafKidz International

DeafKidz International promotes rights, self advocacy, & job skills of deaf children. Also promotes access to technology & child health care.



DeafNet Africa Conference 2016 Report: Empowerment, knowledge

This report summarizes the exchange of knowledge at the Deafnet Africa Conference in 2016. Deaf education, human rights, etc.



Gender-based violence against deaf women: Best practices and learned lessons

Describes examples of programs that successfully reduced gender-based violence against deaf or disabled women. Best-practice stories.



Good Education through Sign Language

This 5-minute video from Human Rights Watch explains that educators for Deaf students can achieve a good education through sign language.



Human Rights for Deaf people: International and Ontario, Canada laws

Explains international laws, national laws in Canada, and provincial laws in Ontario, Canada that affects human rights for deaf people.



Human rights situation of women and girls with disabilities

Summarizes the human rights situation of women and girls with disabilities and the challenges they face in developing countries.



International Human Rights Laws for Deaf Children

Learn about different international human rights laws that advocates and policy makers can use to protect the rights of Deaf children.



Language justice as sign language rights for Deaf people

The author argues that signing Deaf communities need language justice: in other words, they need protection for their sign language rights.



Legal Knowledge for Deaf Chileans

A Deaf American lawyer, Michael Steven Stein, describes his attempts to improve access to legal knowledge for Deaf Chileans.



Local University in Zambia to Accept Deaf Law Students

Frank Musukwa explains how Deaf organizations in Zambia advocated with local universities to ask them to enroll Deaf law students.



Mask of Benevolence

The Mask of Benevolence analyzes how medical, education, and other professionals often harm Deaf people even when they’re trying to help



MNI Working with CHAVITA, Tanzania Assn of the Deaf, in Eastern Africa

MNI works with CHAVITA, the Tanzania Association of the Deaf. CHAVITA is training Deaf people in advocating with local government.



New Zealand Sign Language community: Survey on policies, accessibility

What policies and accessibility barriers affect New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) community members? Researchers conducted a survey.



Sign Language Rights as Deaf Rights: History and Research

In the opinion of many advocates, sign language rights is the cornerstone of deaf rights. Author explains the history and summarizes research.



Third International Conference of WFD: Summary by CBM Rep

A representative from CBM briefly summarizes the Third International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in November 2017.



Training colleagues at your organization

Disabled people (and Deaf people) can use this manual for training colleagues at your organization on disability human rights