Leave no one behind; C4D and the Humanitarian Sector’s Involvement with the Deaf Community in Sub Saharan Africa. Focus on the Republic of Congo and Senegal.

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Leave no one behind; C4D and the Humanitarian Sector’s Involvement with the Deaf Community in Sub Saharan Africa. Focus on the Republic of Congo and Senegal.

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Leave no one behind; C4D and the Humanitarian Sector’s Involvement with the Deaf Community in Sub Saharan Africa. Focus on the Republic of Congo and Senegal.
Author Foukou, Emanuel Bissila
Date 2019
English abstract
This paper deals with the Deaf community in sub-Saharan Africa, with particular focus on the Republic of Congo, and Senegal. It explores how the humanitarian sector is reaching out to this community, especially regarding Sexual and Reproductive Health. Projects set up by UNFPA Congo and Senegal’s ONG Jeunesse Et Dévelopment, are examined within the framework of communication for development. By researching the nexus between the international organizational world and the deaf community, the plan is to gain understanding through methodological approaches such as semi structured interviews, a focus groups and document analysis including videos, that eventually will provide input that can lead to a more comprehensive and informative communication strategy for this group. As a large part of the Deaf community in the developing world isn’t able to read and write, their fundamental human rights are undermined, this is especially true when it comes to Sexual and Reproductive Health. Research from Kenya and Senegal have shown that people living with disabilities got slightly higher HIV seroprevalence compared to the rest of the population, while a study from Cameroun demonstrates that deaf individuals are three times more likely to contract an STI. Communication for development, behavior change communication, communication for social change as well as media development, got a significant role to play to lead the deaf community towards integration, inclusion and better access to information on Sexual and Reproductive Health. By including the deaf community and let them define their own needs through genuine participation, it is possible to strengthen their rights. Researching the deaf community in the developing world is like studying a micro-cosmos of the entire development debate, as many of the main challenges are present. By empowering the deaf community in Africa, the whole continent is empowered.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject Communication for Development
Sexual and Reproductive Health,
Participation
Deaf Community
Sign language
Humanitarian Sector
Senegal
Republic of Congo
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