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Georges Melep from Vanuatu is joining CBM Australia at Voices for Justice this year.Georges is passionate about community work that promotes the rights of people with disabilities and the broader community. He has been involved with the Vanuatu Disability Promotion & Advocacy Association (VDPA) since 2014 and is currently a board member at VDPA and...

Around the world, 1 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their life time.Women and girls with disabilities are three times more likely to experience gender-based violence compared to women without disability.These statistics are not acceptable. Violence is not inevitable. Prevention is possible.This year marks the 20th anniversary of the official UN...

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...