Stories

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,...

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....

Gemma Muir, Advocacy and Communications Officer for Inclusive Development explains CBM’s advisory work. In an easy-to-understand article, she unpacks CBM’s approach to enabling others to tackle the barriers that stand in the way of an inclusive world. At CBM Australia we have a vision for an inclusive world where all people with disabilities enjoy their human...

Isabella Rigg, Program Officer at CBM Australia writes about a CBM partner organisation in Vietnam that is empowering people with disabilities to become leaders and advocates for their rights.  “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status....

Jen Blyth, Disability-Inclusion Advisor at CBM Australia guides her readers into a descriptive imagining of what an accessible world could look like. At CBM Australia we’re working towards a vision where every person with disability can reach their full potential, even if they live in some of the world’s poorest communities. We strive to do our...

Corey Sutton, Producer at 98five Sonshine FM, unpacks much more than his suitcase after a trip to the Philippines where he witnessed the impact of Miracles Day for people with disability living in poverty. Sometimes we take for granted the cards that life has dealt us here in Australia. We have excellent health care; the opportunity...

Lucy Holmes, Light FM Radio Host, invites readers into her emotional and raw account of what it is like to witness a Miracle. I am never lost for words. Ever. I can’t be. You see, my job is a Radio Host. I can talk underwater. Give me any topic, and I’ll give you my opinion. I...