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Stevie Wills, CBM Australia’s Community Education Officer writes a heartfelt response after attending the Micah Australia budget night event. Meeting with many like-minded people, she reflects on what the outcome of the budget announcement means long-term and her hope for justice in the future. Every year, in the first week of May, hundreds of people descend...

When you live in the fast-paced lifestyle of Western culture, protecting future generations from River Blindness can seem like a distant and at times hard-to-relate-to topic. From the heart of a loving aunty, Stevie Wills, CBM Australia’s Community Education Officer, unpacks the emotional moment she realised that protecting future generations is actually relevant to everyone...

Sabene Gomes, a CBM Program Officer, shares an incredible story on Eye-health from her latest trip to India. Read as she shares why some people run away from help, and reminds us why community education is so important. The first thing I noticed about the women was their nose piercings. Decorative, and with a bright pink stone...

The Government’s Foreign Policy White Paper promised a new direction, but tonight’s Budget heralds more of the same for Australia’s beleaguered and declining aid program, say representatives of CBM, Australia’s leading disability-focused INGO. Jane Edge, CEO of CBM, said, “With 30% excised from the aid budget over the last five years, tonight’s budget has set out...

This blog was written by CBM Australia's Advocacy and Communications team, who have collected stories of the lived experience of people with disabilities in Vanuatu. Globally, one in three women (35 per cent) who have been in a relationship have experienced physical or sexual violence. Yet in some parts of the world, the rates are much...

Stevie Wills, Community Education Officer at CBM Australia, shares what ran through her head when she went through a disability-inclusive renovation at her home.   A little about me I live with cerebral palsy. This means that I have some difficulty controlling my movements and balance. Every day I use a walking frame. This means a lot of...

CBM Australia is concerned that the Australian Government is considering deep cuts to Australia's aid budget of up to 10%. "We are concerned about the impact this will have on some of the world's most marginalised people, including people with disabilities," said Jane Edge, Chief Executive Officer, CBM Australia. "Reaching those furthest behind, particularly people with disabilities,...

Julian Eaton, CBM’s Global Advisor for Mental Health, visited our office last week! Here Julian answers questions about mental health, and how CBM is helping those most in need. What is mental health? When we talk about mental health, we often immediately think about mental illness, whereas in fact mental health is actually a good thing! Being...

This blog was written by Dr Julian Eaton, CBM’s Global Mental Health Advisor. When I was visiting the CBM Australia office in Melbourne recently, someone said to me that they wished they had my job. My immediate reaction was to say ‘Yes, I have the best job in the world!’.  CBM is an organisation that has...