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Launching our latest report: Unheard Children - How to transform the lives of deaf children in low income countries

Photo: Two deaf young people at school

Join us at our online event

We're launching our new report looking at the experiences of deaf children in some of the world’s poorest communities. To showcase our report, we've organised an online event to bring together NGOs, academics, professionals and policy makers who work with deaf and disabled children in low income countries.

In his foreword to the report, UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown writes:

“The new Unheard Children report will serve as a vital resource for development specialists, governments, NGOs and global institutions for years to come."

What to expect

This short event will introduce Deaf Child Worldwide's latest report on the situation for deaf children in some of the world's poorest communities:

  • Director of Deaf Child Worldwide, Joanna Clark, will give a brief overview of the report, its findings and what action Governments, policy makers and international organisations can take.
  • You will hear from practitioners with lived experience in working in South Asia and East Africa, who will shine a spotlight on the challenges faced by many deaf children and how to build programmes that break down the barriers they face.
  • The Head of the Disability Inclusion Team at the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Penny Innes, will give an overview of what the UK government is doing to support disabled children around the world and what other organisations can learn from the programmes they have developed.
  • This event will close with a short panel discussion with the event's participants.

The report will be available online from the morning of Tuesday 1 December for attendees.


Tuesday 1 December 2020 from 1.30pm-2.45pm GMT.


The event will take place online. You will be emailed a link to a Zoom webinar when you register.


Professionals working in international development who work with deaf and disabled children, programme managers, policy specialists and academics.

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We will provide International Sign interpreters and live-captioning at the event in English. Please let us know if you have any other access requirements.

Future online events

We'll be hosting more online events that bring together NGOs, academics, professionals and policy makers. Together, we'll be discussing the challenges that deaf children face in some of the world's poorest communities and the initiatives that can help transform their lives.

Please let us know if you’d like to be notified by email of our future online events.
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We would also like to contact you from time to time about other ways in which you can be involved with the charity, including about our fundraising and campaigning work.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our Unheard Children report or the work we do, please email
[email protected]