Hi, I’m Jen, CEO of Deaf Australia. Deaf Australia is a member of the World Federation of the Deaf. WFD is an international organisation that advocates on a global level to the United Nations for issues that relate to the Deaf community, which also results in influencing other countries across the globe. They are our parent body, and we are a member.
In July, in South Korea the WFD is holding its next congress. It is held every four years in which people across the world get together to discuss different topics.
The World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section has a board that focuses on issues pertaining to the Deaf Youth. Like what we have in Australia with Deaf Youth Australia.
DYA is a member of WFDYS. As with the WFD Congress, there is nominations for the WFDYS Board. We have received a nomination for this, and we have since passed on the nomination to WFDYS. The nominee is Drisana Levitzke-Gray. Congratulations and Good luck!