Author: Sean Peters

Khaleda is a strong and powerful advocate who has overcome many barriers in her life. One of the biggest barriers she has faced is the negative attitudes of others. Growing up in Bangladesh, Khaleda contracted typhoid as a young girl. Due to a lack of health services in the area, Khaleda was not treated for her...

People with disabilities often experience negative attitudes and beliefs around their skills and capabilities and are frequently underestimated. This has been the case for Shirley, a motivated 24-year-old woman, mother, advocate for disability inclusion in Vanuatu and a person with a disability. When Shirley was 9 years old she had an accident at home that led...

Today, we’re celebrating World Sight Day and the incredible part you play in restoring sight and helping those with vision impairment be included in their families and communities....

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  If you have seen An Ordinary Girl you will know that Bethany Wake was a remarkable 15-year-old Australian girl who loved God and people with a passion. Bethany was devoted to helping the poor and disadvantaged.  She had a particular heart for women suffering from obstetric fistula and she dreamed of becoming a midwife one day. In her...

This blog was written by CBM Australia's Advocacy and Communications team, who have collected stories of the lived experience of people with disabilities in Vanuatu. Globally, one in three women (35 per cent) who have been in a relationship have experienced physical or sexual violence. Yet in some parts of the world, the rates are much...

CBM Australia is concerned that the Australian Government is considering deep cuts to Australia's aid budget of up to 10%. "We are concerned about the impact this will have on some of the world's most marginalised people, including people with disabilities," said Jane Edge, Chief Executive Officer, CBM Australia. "Reaching those furthest behind, particularly people with disabilities,...

Julian Eaton, CBM’s Global Advisor for Mental Health, visited our office last week! Here Julian answers questions about mental health, and how CBM is helping those most in need. What is mental health? When we talk about mental health, we often immediately think about mental illness, whereas in fact mental health is actually a good thing! Being...

This blog was written by Dr Julian Eaton, CBM’s Global Mental Health Advisor. When I was visiting the CBM Australia office in Melbourne recently, someone said to me that they wished they had my job. My immediate reaction was to say ‘Yes, I have the best job in the world!’.  CBM is an organisation that has...

Stevie Wills, Community Engagement Officer, reflects on the heart of Jesus in a world that experiences pain. Pondering the significance of Easter, Stevie shares: “Easter reminds me that we’re waiting in hope. There is suffering in this world, but Jesus has entered into it. Jesus shares in the suffering of humanity. His resurrection proclaims the hope of...