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In many countries, people with psychosocial disabilities such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and even epilepsy – which is not technically a mental illness - are often feared by their communities, and experience harsh discrimination. The lack of access to regular medication and social support mechanisms, means that people with mental health conditions are often isolated,...

CBM recognises that, when it comes to natural disasters, people with disabilities are most vulnerable to being left behind. This is why we were proud to be part of the Research for Development Impact (RDI) conference roundtable ‘Inclusive humanitarians – partnering for better disaster preparedness and response’. This roundtable was chaired by Jason Brown, Partnership Director of the AHP Partnership...

The Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network and La Trobe University held the 7th RDI Conference from 12-13 June, 2019. This conference explored the theme Leadership for Inclusive Development. Hosted at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus in Melbourne, the Conference explored what leadership is and what leadership does in the field of international development. This Conference offered international development practitioners,...

CBM has a vision of an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential. For this vision to become a reality, action is needed at all levels, from the grassroots to the global.  That’s why CBM works to bring change across the full development spectrum: in community, national, regional and international...

Every year since 2006, individuals and organisations from around the globe gather with a united purpose: to discuss the implementation of the landmark Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (‘the Convention’) in a Conference of State Parties (CoSP). CoSP 2019 presented a key opportunity for those engaged with the disability rights movement, bringing together people with disabilities,...