be our VOICE
move your HANDS
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we
belong to each other”  
    -- Mother Teresa
MUTE 4 PEACE
Why MUTE 4 PEACE?
Both children and adults with disabilities are at much higher risk of violence than their non-
disabled peers, according to two systematic reviews recently published in the Lancet.

There are many factors which place people with disabilities at higher risk of violence
include stigma, discrimination, and ignorance about disability, as well as a lack of social
support for those who care for them.

Isolating people with disabilities including Deaf by placing them in institutions also
increases their vulnerability to violence. In these settings and elsewhere, people with
communication impairments, i.e. DEAF are hampered in their ability to disclose abusive
experiences.

"The impact of a child's disability on their quality of life is very much dependent on the way
other individuals treat them,” stresses Dr Mark Bellis, Director of the Centre for Public
Health at Liverpool John Moores University, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Violence
Prevention.
What is Violence?

Violence is defined as the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual,
against a person, or against a group or community that either results in or has a high
likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation.  

Violence often has lifelong consequences for victims' physical and mental health and social
functioning and can slow economic and social development.
Violence against DEAF People

Deaf People faces different types of Violence, including neglect or acts of omission, in
addition to more obvious violent acts such as intimidation.

Many forms of violence against Deaf women, children and the elderly, for instance, can result
in psychological and social problems that do not necessarily lead to injury or death. These
consequences can be immediate, as well as latent, and can last for years after the initial
abuse.

Defining outcomes solely in terms of injury or death thus limits the understanding of the full
impact of violence. Bullying and Isolation is more danger on Deaf people!
Violence Outcomes on society in general & Deaf Community in specific

In general, Violence does not necessarily result in injury or death, but nonetheless poses a
substantial burden on individuals, families, communities and sustainable development
programs worldwide.

The sounds of violence are getting louder every day and everywhere.  In countries with high
levels of violence, economic growth can be slowed down, personal and collective security
eroded, and social development impeded.

Families edging out of poverty and investing in schooling their sons and daughters can be
ruined through the violent death or severe disability of the main breadwinner. Communities
can be caught in poverty traps where pervasive violence and deprivation form a vicious circle
that stifles economic growth.

For societies, meeting the direct costs of health, criminal justice, and social welfare
responses to violence diverts many billions of dollars from more constructive societal
spending. The much larger indirect costs of violence due to lost productivity and lost
investment in education work together to slow economic development, increase
socioeconomic inequality, and erode human and social capital.
“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained
through understanding”
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

THUS

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will
know peace”
    Jimi Hendrix
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities reinforces the need
to protect the rights of children and adults with disabilities and ensure their full and equal
participation in society. This includes avoiding the adverse experiences resulting from
violence which are known to have a wide range of detrimental consequences for health and
well-being.

When prevention fails, care and support for children and adults who are victims of violence
are vital to their recovery.
RASIT MUTE International Program works in
improving civil rights and social participation of Deaf
and Hard of Hearing people and promotes
deinstitutionalization.

BEFORE ACTING OR REACTING
GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO THINK MUTE..!
The MUTE people’s world is quite! Indeed it is a
peaceful world: with No noises, No shouting, No
disrespect, No aggression, No Violence

The MUTE people’s world is full of compassion, love,
and understanding

“Peace begins with a smile”.. Think MUTE
MUTE 4 PEACE International Campaign is against the backdrop of
the escalating violence race happening in the world.   

MUTE 4 PEACE International Campaign honors Deaf and Hard of
Hearing individuals worldwide, to stand up against all forms of
violence, and to pledge their civil rights and commitment to peace
globally.

The MUTE 4 PEACE International Campaign demonstrates the
reality of respect and co-existence of Deaf and the world we all live
in.
The MUTE people embody calmness, confidence, and a spirit of
mindful empathy. They create community among disparate people,
uplift spirits, and empower participants to act MUTE 4 peace without
screaming or making any noise.

The MUTE 4 PEACE International Campaign will be an exciting
experience to everyone: Children and teenagers, parents and
grandparents, students and teachers, unionists and
environmentalists, and people of different background will set
together MUTE for peace. MUTE 4 Peace International Campaign
principle is “There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”

Following the tradition of Gandhi and Mother Theresa, the MUTE 4
Peace International Campaign will be in a dignified and noble way,
and shall be at different countries around the world, without flags,
placards or slogans. Instead of shouting in the name of peace,
peace is embodied by being MUTE for one hour to THINK!  

Wear the MUTE 4 Peace International Campaign ribbon to show
your support.  Instead of moving your lips and vocal cords to speak,
only use sign language and everyone can understand you without
making a noise.  THINK MUTE for one hour only..

Towards the end of the hour, Deaf will use their sign language to
talk to their hearing participants, learn from one another and voice
the longing for peace in their hearts.
What We Are Calling For?

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.”
    - Martin Luther King Jr.,

  • Respect for Deaf Community across the world.
  • Encouragement to peace minded Hearing
    individuals to stop violence against disabled and all
    people and to actively dedicate themselves to
    peace.
  • Acknowledgement of the extent of daily life
    obstacles of the Deaf people.
  • Support for civil rights and equality for the Deaf
    people.
  • Appreciation of the successful achievements of
    Deaf People.
  • Courage of all individuals, groups and leaders
    involved to be fearless and persistent in the search
    for peaceful solutions and stop violence
  • To Live in LOVE RESPECT to Achieve PEACE.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing
there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”
    ― Rumi
Peace Requires A Change Of Heart
Renew Your Motivation Courage Commitment & Hope

Come MUTE Together. Come Make a Difference
further information on
MUTE 4 PEACE Activities
and how to participate can be obtained by
contacting us
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