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World Federation of the Deaf

World Federation of the Deaf
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  • The World Federation of the Deaf is an international organization that advocates for the Deaf rights worldwide. Over 130 national Deaf associations are affiliated to ensure they are kept abreast of their rights in areas such as: education, employment, communication access, and technology.

    The WFD works closely with the United Nations as they have similar beliefs – protecting human rights and equality.

    The Italian Deaf National Association first established this organization in the early 1950s.

    The WFD is the host of the World Congress of the Deaf that occurs every four years. Deaf and hearing delegates from all over the world attend to learn and exchange updated information on Deaf rights. They bring new information to their home countries and pass on to the Deaf community.

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