#turnadeafear (#slådövörattill)

Deaf and hard of hearing women and non-binary persons have joined together under the hashtag #turnadeafear. The group wants to break the culture of silence in the deaf community and in society at large.

Testimonies have been received from women and non-binary individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf and blind. They testify about the lack of a safe place and the feeling that the perpetrator’s feelings are prioritized over those who are subjected to violence. The stories clearly show that the problems are structural and exist everywhere: in business, sport, schools, the church, public service and the authorities.

The group invites all concerned authorities, companies, organisations and associations to accept their responsibility and help to end the normalization of different forms of violence towards women and non-binary individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf and blind. To achieve a change, there needs to be competence about deafness in the work of making a change.

The film can function as an eye opener or as a starting point for a discussion about what the professionals who meet the target groups can do differently in order meet the needs in a better way.

Last updated: 12:55 - 22 Nov, 2019