International Week Of The Deaf

The Program of IWD is to draw the attention of politicians, authorities and the general public to the achievements of Deaf people and the concerns of the Deaf community. During this week, organizations of Deaf people worldwide are encouraged to carry out information campaigns about their work, and to publicize their demands and requests.

This week is used to increase solidarity among Deaf people and their supporters, and is a time to stimulate greater efforts to promote the rights of Deaf people throughout the world. The International Day of the Deaf is of great importance to the Deaf community as it is a day especially dedicated to the Deaf. A peace rally is organized in order to raise awareness and sensitize the hearing people to the problems of the Deaf community. On this occasion week-long activities are held which include an Inter School Painting and Quiz Competition for the Deaf in all the nine cities.