Deaf women across India suffer a great deal due to their powerlessness and helplessness in facing problems of various kinds. Many of them live in fear within their homes due to domestic violence and sexual harassment. Deaf women suffer due to various reasons, the main one being a lack of awareness and education.
The Women’s Leadership Training programme of DEF aims at bringing the Deaf women out from the confines of fear and helplessness and building them to enable them take on the challenges that come in their way. DEF is developing women leaders who in turn will develop all the Deaf women, thus benefiting the Deaf community at large.