NEW (Aug. 2012)
Access to Justice: Case monitoring by the Philippine Deaf Resource Center (2006-2012) now available.
This paper presents data on over 346 deaf cases as documented by the Philippine Deaf Resource Center from 2006 to 2012. It reports information on these cases relating to regional location, gender and age of deaf party, role in the case, charges by deaf complainants, charges against deaf respondents, and status of cases. The paper also includes information on administration of the Visual Communication Assessment for the Deaf, and provision of sign language interpreting. It indicates the various sources of referral information for these cases and attempts to present a trend on crime incidence for the past decade. A major part of the analysis of the data focuses on over 168 cases on gender-based violence.
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PDRC was founded in 2001 on three cornerstones: RESEARCH, INFORMATION and NETWORKING.
This is rooted in the belief that research-based advocacy for, and by the Filipino Deaf community is a key to its struggles. PDRC is a non-stock, non-profit corporation. Fields of focus include sign language linguistics and interpreting, employment and livelihood, education, media and technology, health, policy and legislation, and Deaf culture and the arts.
Information and telecommunications technology play an important role in the workings of the PDRC. As a resource center, it goes beyond the convention of being a static repository of materials. Much of its know-how and services that it has available to share is brought out to the community and aims to build a strong virtual presence at the grassroots.