The State Level Workshop on Empowerment of Deaf Women was held on 30th March, 2014 at Indian Social Institute, 10 Institutional Area, Lodi Raod, New Delhi organised by National Association of the Deaf. It was a one day long workshop on empowerment of deaf women from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The workshop started with the welcome note by Ms. Nirupama Kaul, Committee Deaf Women Member of NAD.
Smt. Geeta Sharma is a deaf person and also, the Woman Secretary of National Association of the Deaf, New Delhi. She starts the workshop every month to conduct the workshop for deaf women for NCR/Delhi.
She made various presentations referring to deaf women. Deaf women leaders attended the workshop from Delhi/NCR. Most were enthusiastic and keen to have learnt things presented by Smt. Geeta Sharma and also Smt. Reena Jain who is a Committee Deaf Women Member of NAD.
Dr. Lucky Chandekar, Gynecologist at Surbhi Hospital, Noida took an interactive session on 'Menstruation' through an informative PPT presentation. The session jogged many participants’ brains and solved / addressed all queries of deaf women.
Ms. Abha Bisht, Bachelor of Arts Applied Sign Language Studies was invited to be lecturer to deaf women. She has shown her powerpoint presentantation to them about domestic violence and women issues.
Programme was held in order to raise awareness and create a positive space in society for the deaf community, women's issues and women's health issues. 65 deaf women attended the workshop in Delhi.