Help stop inequalities and injustices

For people with disabilities living in poverty, inequalities and injustices are immense. And with the added complications of COVID-19, catastrophic.

People with disabilities are among the poorest and most vulnerable members of the global community, with reduced access to essential services like health, education, employment and transportation.

More than 160 countries have signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

However, many of these governments and their partner organisations lack the capacity and capability to deliver on their commitments. 

CBM’s Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG)

CBM’s Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) has the expertise to bridge this chasm between commitment and capacity. We need your help today — to support everyone to achieve real inclusion of people with disabilities. Only then, as many more governments and organisations take action, will the ripple effect positively impact millions of lives.

World-recognised technical expertise

IAG has world-recognised technical expertise and a unique consultancy approach developed in Australia over 13 years. The approach enables IAG to provide compelling advice and guidance pivotal to realising this vision of a more equitable and just world with and for all people with disabilities.

A fundamental part of the IAG approach is partnership with the disability movement, recognising that people with disabilities are the experts in their own experience. In line with the movement’s demand for “Nothing about us, without us”, IAG ensures that people with disabilities themselves are at the table with the people who can bring about systemic change.

One of our advisors working with Timorese colleagues on cognitive testing of the Washington Group Questions in Timor-Leste, which was part of our DFAT helpdesk support.

Our advice benefits millions

In 2020 alone, the IAG’s Australian team of trusted advisors helped to improve the lives of more than 380,000 people with disabilities and their families, and advised into programs valued at $662 million.

In response to growing demand, IAG is expanding to be a Global team which also works with several UN agencies to increase their impact through the implementation of the UN’s new Disability Inclusion Strategy, thereby extending our influence through their global programs.

CBM has built an exemplary reputation over decades as a global leader and trusted partner, agitating alongside the disability movement to transform the lives of millions of people with disabilities, and ensuring their rights become a reality.

We have the vision, determination, expertise, trust and recognised commitment to partnering with people with disabilities to influence and build the capacity in other organisations that will maximise impact.

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IAG partners including the Australian Government, World Vision, UNICEF and the Asian Development Bank

380,000
lives improved

$662M
total value of programs influenced by IAG work

IAG is not just a consultancy, it is a catalyst for positive change

We need your help to do more

Success is all human rights being respected, as opposed to discrimination based on where you happen to be born or if you have or acquire a disability.

If not now, when?

Never has there been a more crucial time to address this disproportionate discrimination and abuse of the rights of people with disabilities.

Why the IAG?

IAG has the expertise to advise those crying out for help to do something, but it requires a financial investment to sustainably build this capacity.

For further information on this project and how you can support this initiative

 

 

Tim Plunkett
Major Donor Relationship Manager
tplunkett@cbm.org.au
0488 500 991

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