Full Inclusion with Sign Language!



The theme ‘Full Inclusion with Sign Language!’ highlights that full inclusion is possible when sign language is recognised and used widely within the society. Without the recognition, utilisation and promotion of sign language, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the recently adopted 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Goals will not be fully achieved for deaf people.

You can support #InternationalWeekoftheDeaf2017 in the following ways:

  • Show unity by spreading awareness of and sharing our campaign materials
  • Social media sharing of the movement through hastags #FullInclusionWithSignLanguage!, #InternationalWeekoftheDeaf2017, #IWD2017 and via your social media cover photo
  • Encourage your network to become an individual member
  • Sponsor deaf women from developing countries through the Dr Liisa Kauppinen Fund
  • Fundraise for the WFD