Thematic area III:     ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATION

Towards the realization of UNCRPD and towards the achievement of the EDPRS 11 and development goals, coalition advocacy will: Mobilize governments, international organizations, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders to support deaf community in Rwanda – translating commitments into concrete actions

Program Goal: Our Advocacy works primarily to change the social behavior of public leaders & decision-makers.

Program Objectives:

  1. Ensuring capacity for informed evidence based response for empowering deaf persons in Rwanda.
  2. Deaf People and their families have improved access to information and communication resources.
  3. Communication barriers for deaf people are reduced and/or eliminated.
  4. Deaf People and their families represent themselves in their respective communities.
  5. RNUD personnel are effective communicators and share information with all stakeholders including those who have communication difficulties in Rwanda.
  6. Self-advocacy is promoted at grass root level to promote sign language.

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Rwanda National Union of the Deaf (RNUD)