Stories

Khaleda is a strong and powerful advocate who has overcome many barriers in her life. One of the biggest barriers she has faced is the negative attitudes of others. Growing up in Bangladesh, Khaleda contracted typhoid as a young girl. Due to a lack of health services in the area, Khaleda was not treated for her...

People with disabilities often experience negative attitudes and beliefs around their skills and capabilities and are frequently underestimated. This has been the case for Shirley, a motivated 24-year-old woman, mother, advocate for disability inclusion in Vanuatu and a person with a disability. When Shirley was 9 years old she had an accident at home that led...

Sabene Gomes, a CBM Program Coordinator, invites her readers into her discoveries from a recent trip to North-East India where she spent time understanding how people with disabilities can work in a challenging environment and be empowered to live to their fullest potential. It was my first visit to Bihar. The state in the past has been...

 Kathryn James, Disability Inclusion Technical Advisor, discussed CBM’s partnerships with Disabled People’s Organisations to achieve an inclusive world. “Nothing about us, without us” is the rallying cry of the disability movement. It means that for any decision, policy or activity affecting them, people with disabilities must be fully included and involved. This recognises that for too long,...

Today, we’re celebrating World Sight Day and the incredible part you play in restoring sight and helping those with vision impairment be included in their families and communities....

Isabella Rigg, Program Officer at CBM Australia writes about a CBM partner organisation in Vietnam that is empowering people with disabilities to become leaders and advocates for their rights.  “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status....

Janette Taga-An, Program Officer at CBM Australia, writes about Aminur, a pre-primary school teacher from Bangladesh. Below she illustrates how a CBM partner program strengthened Aminur’s approach to inclusive education and his ability to make a difference in the lives of the next generation. “I have always wanted to be a teacher because I want to...

Jen Blyth, Disability-Inclusion Advisor at CBM Australia guides her readers into a descriptive imagining of what an accessible world could look like. At CBM Australia we’re working towards a vision where every person with disability can reach their full potential, even if they live in some of the world’s poorest communities. We strive to do our...

Corey Sutton, Producer at 98five Sonshine FM, unpacks much more than his suitcase after a trip to the Philippines where he witnessed the impact of Miracles Day for people with disability living in poverty. Sometimes we take for granted the cards that life has dealt us here in Australia. We have excellent health care; the opportunity...