Stories

This blog was written by Advocacy and Communications Officer, Elle Spring, who recently returned from collecting stories of the lived experience of people with disabilities in Vanuatu. Imagine what your life would be like if you didn't have a language. Without a recognised form of communication, would you still have gone to school? Would you have...

I recently had the privilege of attending the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP) at the United Nations in New York. This is the world's largest meeting on disability and brings together hundreds of representatives from disabled people's organisations, civil society, governments, and non-government organisations like CBM. I...

"Before I had no money in my pocket, now I can do anything and go anywhere," smiles Som proudly. Som, from Cambodia, stands tall as a leader in her community, but it has not always been this way. A CBM partner supported Som to join a self-help group, where she learned small business skills and accessed small...

On 19 August, CBM is launching a potentially life-saving app to help humanitarian workers ensure people with disabilities are not left behind during a disaster. Senior Program Advisor at CBM Australia, David Brown said the Humanitarian Hands-on Tool (HHoT) had the power to save lives during the most chaotic and high pressure moments following a disaster...