Read the latest news and stories from CBM Australia’s work helping people with disabilities living in the world’s poorest places. 

World Sight Day

Established in 2000 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), World Sight Day is a global event created to draw attention...

Improving outcomes for women in maternal health

Julie Wilshire is currently working as CBM’s quality officer. She previously spent ten years living in Uganda supporting maternal...

Dignity and choice: sexual and reproductive health rights for women and girls with disabilities

Women and girls with disabilities experience complex layers of...

Surrender conference: Adelaide 2019

CBM Australia is a partner of Surrender, an annual conference for Christians passionate about justice, mission and discipleship. The theme of this year’s conference is...

International Day of Older Persons

Today we celebrate International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) and this year’s theme is The Journey to Age Equality. The first objective of the 2019...

For over 15 years Glenys Sigley has been a patron of CBM Australia

For over 15 years Glenys has been a patron...

Glenys meets the courageous women over-coming fistula

Glenys’ desire to help people with disabilities in poor countries began in her 20s...

Making sure people with disabilities can vote – our work in India

People with disabilities have the right to vote along...

Auslan in the workplace – creating inclusion through sign language

CBM Australia is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace....

International Week of the Deaf 2019

This week is International Week of the Deaf (IWD). What started off as an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in 1958...

SDG Summit 23 September 2019

This week, Heads of State and Government gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to comprehensively review progress of the 2030 Agenda...

Including the Deaf Community

From the world’s largest cities to some of its smallest villages, the experience of deafness has united people and provided a source of shared cultural...

Kwemal and Maina’s Story

Kwemal, 55, and Maina, 24, are a mother and daughter living in Vanuatu. Both are deaf. Like most countries in the Pacific, Vanuatu has...

CBM Australia calls for Government to Leave No One Behind

CBM Australia’s new report Leave No One Behind: Mobilising for Inclusion calls for sustained...

Wadud

My name is Wadud. I’m forty years old and live in Saidpur. When I was one year old I had typhoid and became deaf. Growing up, it was not possible to...

Who is she?

Who is she? She is a wife, a daughter, a beloved member of her community. She is a woman with hopes and dreams. And she is filled with love and...

I would have named him Edwin…

Merina was filled with love and joy as she was about to become a first-time mother. She was hopeful for the future of her child, her...

Keeping disability-inclusive development on the agenda

This year, as we do every year, CBM travelled to Canberra to ensure that...

CBM Australia’s Public Position on the Royal Commission

CBM is an ardent supporter of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of...

Ridley College’s new Aid and Development Unit

Earlier this week, Edwina Faithfull-Farmer, CBM Australia International Programs Director, attended the launch of Ridley College’s new Aid and...