Human Rights Work
Joe has worked for more than two decades to advance the human rights of deaf people around the world.
Joe has served on the WFD Board since 2003, and has been WFD Vice President since 2015. He is a member of the Board of the International Disability Alliance.
Visited deaf communities from almost 80 countries
Gave an average of 12 or more workshops and lectures every year in the past 10 years
Work with deaf associations on every continent as well as WFD regional secretariats
Working together. Human rights begins with local communities.
Joe has chaired the WFD Human Rights Work Group, overseeing the WFD’s human rights strategies and its many human rights development projects around the world.
Joe has represented the WFD at the United Nations and other international forums.
He has actively been involved in shaping the WFD’s human rights work. Learn more about the WFD’s human rights policies here.