Dr. Liisa Keuppinen is former president of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), Liisa Kauppinen received the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Award Prize from the United Nations. Dr Kauppinen served the World Federation of the Deaf for more than 30 years. She became the first female president of WFD in 1995. Dr Kauppinen has been working in securing the inclusion of references to signed languages, Deaf Culture, Deaf Community and the identity of deaf people within the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). The focus of Dr Kauppinen’s human rights work, however, has not been exclusively on the rights of deaf people, but also on human rights for all. She has promoted both rights of women and women with disabilities through co-operation with other human rights activists, representatives of governments and international non-governmental organisations. Dr. Liisa Kauppinen is presenting in Finish Sign Language.