DEAF CHILDRENfS HUMAN RIGHTS


DECLARATION OF DEAF CHILDRENfS HUMAN RIGHTS
October 5th 2002


"Japan Deaf Children and Parents Association" declares the following:

  • Our children are deaf.
  • Deaf children will become deaf adults in the future.
  • The mother tongue of deaf children and deaf adults is Japanese sign language.
  • We secure the mother tongue environment of our children and their right to be educated using their mother tongue.
  • We promote bilingual education which sets written Japanese as the second language.
  • We want to bring up deaf children as deaf children.
  • We want them to appreciate their dignity as a human being and as a deaf person.
  • We understand that there is deaf culture of deaf children and deaf adults.
  • "being unable to hear" does not mean unhappiness.
  • We protect deaf children's human rights.




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