In February 2020 the World Federation of the Deaf and the World Federation of the Deaf Youth conducted a survey to gather some initial data on gender diversity among the governing boards of its member organisations. Following is some initial data from responses, released in support of the UN International Day of Women 8th March 2020.
Please see the following the official statement and the infographic of the survey in full view.
The official statement can be viewed here.
*Transcript from the video:
Victoria (WFD board member): The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section (WFDYS) support gender diversity and equality within its organisations and within its 125 member organisations.
In support of the UN International Women’s Day 2020 and this year’s theme of “I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights” the WFD and WFDYS is releasing initial results from its survey of gender diversity on the governing boards of its Ordinary Members and Youth Ordinary Members.
In February 2020 the WFD and WFDYS conducted a survey to gather some initial data on gender diversity among the governing boards of its member organisations.
Laure (WFDYS board member): The WFD received responses from 27% of its Ordinary Member organisations and 64% of its Youth Ordinary Member organisations
Responses showed a marked gender difference in the leadership positions of these associations, with only 23% of those Ordinary Member organisations having a female President and 39% having a female Vice President.
Respondents indicated higher statistics among the Youth Ordinary Member organisations boards with 44% of Youth Ordinary Members having a female president and 61% having a female Vice President.
Average number of female board members on OMs board is 42%
Average number of female board members on YOMs board is 52%
The WFD is pleased to see that all responding Deaf association organisations had female board members currently serving on their boards.
The WFDYS is pleased to see the good involvement of female board members on YOMs.
Victoria: The WFD and WFDYS will use information from the survey responses to support further work to promote gender equality within its organisations, Member Organisations and Youth Member Organisations.
The survey is still open and WFD and WFDYS encourage more member
organisation to fill out the survey