Archive for December, 2013

Deaf Australia Activities for November and December 2013

Deaf Australia Activities for November and December 2013

Christmas is almost upon us. It has been an amazing year and next year will bring many changes.

Thank you very much to all our members, supporters and friends for their support throughout 2013, it’s been great to work with you. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to working with you again in 2014.

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UN Prize for former WFD President

UN Prize for former WFD President

Former president of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), Liisa Kauppinen, received the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Award Prize from the United Nations on Human Rights Day on 10 December 2013 in New York, USA.

The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights is an honorary award given to individuals and organisations in recognition of outstanding achievement in human rights every five years.

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Deaf Youth Australia has formed!

Deaf Youth Australia has formed!

A few nights before the World Federation Deaf Conference, an advisory group consisting of deaf youths had an informal meeting. Christian Hill, Jessie Cooper-Maggs, Shirley Liu, Robert Burrows, Jordanna Smith, Vanessa Ravlich and Amanda Faqirzada, as well the Deaf Australia Board Directors – Todd Wright and I attended. We discussed what the Deaf Youth needed, […]

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