Importance of Ensuring Sign Language Rights in National Legal Frameworks and Policies
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01:04:21
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English
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Summary

This side event is directed to State parties' representatives and aims to highlight the importance of adopting meaningful legal recognition of national sign languages to gradually end the discrimination and marginalisation faced by deaf people regarding the use of their preferred language and progressively reaching an equal society.

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This side event is directed to State parties' representatives and aims to highlight the importance of adopting meaningful legal recognition of national sign languages to gradually end the discrimination and marginalisation faced by deaf people regarding the use of their preferred language and progressively reaching an equal society.

In this context, the WFD is undertaking a project aiming to design a toolkit entitled "Guidelines for Achieving Sign Language Rights."

The WFD and TNF would like to seize the momentum of the COSP 14 to host a side-event to further raise awareness on sign languages and how its legal recognition can ensure the realisation of the human rights of all deaf people.

In this event, the panelists will discuss topics related to the importance of sign language rights, importance of legal recognition, and how existing policies can be strengthened.