According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are almost 72 million deaf people in 123 countries all over the world. And there are up to 120 thousand people with hearing disabilities in Ukraine.
As Ukraine belongs to the international community, it celebrates Human Rights Day annually on 10 December. This is the day when the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a general standard goal for all nations and countries in 1948.
First Lady Olena Zelenska spoke at the Fourth Ukrainian Women’s Congress, the event that brings together Ukrainian and international civil society activists, politicians, state officials, experts and opinion leaders for ensuring equality of women and men in all spheres of life.