Romanian National Association for the Deaf (ANSR) celebrated 100 years of activity
On Friday, November 8, 2019, the Romanian National Association for the Deaf (ANSR) celebrated 100 years of activity. ANSR is a non-profit, public utility organisation, recognised at an international level. The Association reaffirmed the main message of its mandate: to promote at the highest level the social, cultural, educational and professional interests of its members, without discrimination and bearing in mind gender equality.
On this occasion, there were organised different public awareness activities relating to the challenges the deaf face in Romania. One of them was ‘The White Gloves March’, which took place in Bucharest and various cities in Romania, where ANSR is present. The objective of the March was to highlight the communication specifics of deaf people. Another one was the anniversary event, organised in Aula Magna Hall at Titu Maiorescu University, aimed at raising awareness and informing the society of the persons` with hearing disabilities cause.
The celebration of the 100th anniversary of ANSR is a homage to the founders of the Association and a signal sent to the Romanian society to become actively involved in addressing and combating the difficulties faced by persons with hearing disabilities.