The purpose of the MUTE International program is to promote, protect and ensure
the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all
Deaf and Hard Hearing persons, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity,
and to ensure Persons with Hearing sensory impairments, which in interaction with
various barriers, may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an
equal basis with others.
The Program Mission is:
i. To be a Deaf and Hard Hearing people’s movement for the United Nations;
ii. To be the Voice of the Deaf and Hard Hearing Community to the United Nations and
its Agencies;
iii. To strive for the recognition of and respect for Deaf and Hard Hearing persons human
rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the world and for the recognition of the
responsibilities and duties which those rights involve for individuals, groups, and states;
iv.  To promote economic development, enhancement of social progress and better
standards of Deaf and Hard Hearing individuals’ life.
The MUTE International main objects is to ensure all Deaf and hard of hearing people are treated equal and are given the same opportunities in society as their
hearing peers; and
To promote the social, educational, civic, and economic welfare of all the deaf and hard of hearing people and to cooperate with other Associations / Organizations /
Institutions for the purpose of advancing the cause of deaf and hard of hearing people on national & international levels.
In furtherance exclusively of the foregoing main objects, the Program shall have the following subsidiary objects.
  • To promote and to provide education to Deaf and Hard Hearing persons in need;
  • To continuously improve the quality of Deaf and Hard Hearing persons educational systems at all levels;
  • To encourage the greater involvement of private sectors in funding and promoting educational, scientific, health, social and cultural programs for Deaf and Hard
    Hearing persons;
  • To encourage, to support, and to conduct ethical constructive social and scientific research and researchers related to Deaf and Hard Hearing persons;
  • To assist gifted Deaf and Hard Hearing talented students in achieving their goals;
  • To organize training programs, workshops, seminars, conferences, and symposiums for Deaf and Hard Hearing Community, solely or in collaboration with
    national and international institutions and universities;
  • To promote and to help in providing special educational programs for Deaf and Hard Hearing women and girls in need;
  • To promote and to help special educational programs for Deaf and Hard Hearing individuals around the world in order to rebuild their lives and future;
  • To promote and to help special educational programs for Deaf and Hard Hearing children in need around the world in order to rebuild their lives and their future;
  • To support young Deaf people in all forms of youth activity;
  • To provide information on any aspect for young Deaf people;
  • To promote access to information through the use of Sign Language and captioned subtitles;
  • To raise funds to support the activities of the Program;
  • To support and develop special programs for families and hearing community about deaf and hard hearing people;
  • To carry out all tasks recommended by the Trustees of RASIT;
  • To carry out all tasks based on the United Nations Resolutions, Treaties, Conventions; and Protocols;
  • To carry out in any part of this world all objects described herein;
  • To open RASIT’s school(s), college(s), institute(s), for Deaf and Hard Hearing Individuals in any part of this world;
  • To open RASIT’s medical center(s) for Deaf and Hard Hearing Individuals in any part of this world; and
  • To obtain any charter or other act or special agreement or protocol or mandate or memorandum of understanding from local councils or foreign authorities or
    governmental bodies or governmental ministries in any domain and for the purpose as may the Trustees may decide.

The MUTE International Program as representative of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community, shall work with national, regional and international
bodies to:

  • Provide learning, leadership and social opportunities for Deaf individuals including children and youth; and
  • Preserve and promote the values and merits of Sign Language and culture; and
  • Educate society as a whole on the positive contributions made by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, past and present; and
  • Advocate for accessible services and promote the general well-being of the individuals represented in this program; and
  • Assist in promoting the general well-being of all Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons; and
  • Participate in creative public awareness of being Deaf and Hard Hearing Community and to bring to the attention of appropriate authorities the means to
    achieve the objectives of the Program; and
  • Inform the general public about the talents and abilities of Deaf and Hard Hearing individuals and Deaf culture; and
  • Assist promoting the language of the Deaf and create a unified International Sign Language; and
  • Take a stand and seek assistance from any individual or organization in order to counteract any action that infringes upon the rights and privileges of the Deaf
    and Hard of Hearing people; and
  • Provide services as approved by the RASIT Executive Board in principle consistent with the objectives of the RASIT;
  • Establish Advisory Committee to provide the Program with necessary information and support.
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