Stories

As active members of Vision 2020 Australia; previous partners in the delivery of the 2008 Avoidable Blindness Initiative; and a development organisation dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty and disability, CBM Australia today welcomes the announcement that a Shorten Labor government would invest $32 million in a Pacific Avoidable Blindness and Vision Loss Fund. CBM CEO Jane Edge said this...

We have recently conducted surveys in Ethiopia that show how our work is breaking down the barriers to inclusion and demonstrating our impact. CBM has been working to change the lives of people with disabilities in Ethiopia many years. We have a good model of Community Based Inclusive Development that works to identify people with disabilities and...

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...

Sabene Gomes, a CBM Program Coordinator, invites her readers into her discoveries from a recent trip to North-East India where she spent time understanding how people with disabilities can work in a challenging environment and be empowered to live to their fullest potential. It was my first visit to Bihar. The state in the past has been...

 Kathryn James, Disability Inclusion Technical Advisor, discussed CBM’s partnerships with Disabled People’s Organisations to achieve an inclusive world. “Nothing about us, without us” is the rallying cry of the disability movement. It means that for any decision, policy or activity affecting them, people with disabilities must be fully included and involved. This recognises that for too long,...