Stories

World Children’s Day is celebrated annually across the globe on 20 November. It is a day to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improve children’s welfare. This year marks an extra special celebration. On this date: 50 years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of the Child – an...

On 12 November 2019 the United Nations launched the Guidelines of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. The Guidelines will assist humanitarian actors, governments and affected communities to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the full and effective participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in all sectors and in all phases of...

As part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Project, our CBM partners and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, have been working with secondary schools to raise awareness on mental health within families and communities. Working with teachers, guidance counsellors and students to reduce mental health stigma and promote human rights of people with...

In the lead up to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Council meeting in October, we held an interactive workshop on “Leaving no-one behind: strengthening inclusion and equity in eye health”, in conjunction with Sightsavers. The workshop shared evidence based information and experiences of making eye-health services inclusive and accessible for people with...

At the Australian Council For International Development (ACFID) National Conference, CBM brought together an international panel to talk about ‘Catalysing change from the ground up: the HOW matters’. Drawing from years of professional and personal experiences the panel discussed one of the most useful approaches for modern development effort in Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID). CBID...

Julie Smith, CBM Australia Senior Advisor - Program Quality, visits a local Disabled Person's Organisation (DPO) in the Philippines.  Having a disability can be tough in a rural community, where roads are rough, transport expensive and getting access to local services can be almost impossible. Often people with disability find it hard to get out and...