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DOHA, QATAR. April 18, 2015.
Silence spoke as loudly against crime as the voice of 5,000 delegates in the
13thUN Crime Congress in Doha, Qatar.

In a video that is just over a minute long, members of the Qatari Social and
Cultural Center for the Deaf used sign language to deliver their message to
end human trafficking, violence against women and children, corruption and
the use of drugs. It also talked about the link between education and

The video ran in a loop across all screens at the Qatar National Convention
Center throughout the Congress.

"At a time when many people fail to express themselves, here is a silent
message against violence and crime from Qatar to the World," it said.

An initiative of the Media Committee under the Preparatory Committee of the
13thUN Crime Congress, the video sought to promote the Congress and its
message to as many people as possible.

"The proceedings of the Congress are translated in many languages," said Mr
Abdullah Khalifa Al Muftah, Head of the Media Committee. "It is only proper
that we use sign language as well to communicate to those with hearing
disabilities." The video has Arabic and English subtitles.

"There is a spot for each of us under the sun," the video said.

The production was facilitated in coordination with the Center. Primary and
secondary school students, as well as adults, with hearing disabilities

The Center is the first of its kind in Qatar and underlines the State's policy
of taking full care of its citizens and residents. It provides assistance to
the hearing impaired in the fields of education, awareness and entertainment.
It caters to all nationalities, gender and age and operates under the Qatar
General Authority of Youth. It has been a member of the World Federation of
the Deaf since 2007.


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Source: Organizing committee of the 13th UN CONGRESS ON CRIME PREVENTION via Globenewswire


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