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Teresa Thomson, Disability and Gender Equality Advisor and Belinda Bayak-Bush, Disability Inclusion Advisor, CBM Women and girls with disabilities experience complex layers of marginalisation and face heightened barriers to accessing health information and services, including sexual and reproductive health care[i]. Some of these challenges include: Exclusion from maternal health care Forced sterilisation and abortion Poor quality...

CBM Australia is a partner of Surrender, an annual conference for Christians passionate about justice, mission and discipleship. The theme of this year’s conference is Interwoven: Can We All Come Together? We live in a world where people continue to segregate themselves and others; it’s more important than ever that we work together to weave the torn...

CBM Australia is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace. This includes giving all staff the opportunity to learn to communicate with people whose mother language is Australian Sign Language (Auslan). This is why we recruited Auslan Consultancy, a team of Deaf professionals with experience in Auslan training and language consultancy, to share their language with our staff....

This week is International Week of the Deaf (IWD). What started off as an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in 1958 has grown to become a global movement to raise awareness about the human rights of Deaf people. According to the World Health Organisation over 5 per cent of the world’s population are...

This week, Heads of State and Government gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to comprehensively review progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is the first UN summit on the SDGs since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015. As a plan for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership,...

From the world’s largest cities to some of its smallest villages, the experience of deafness has united people and provided a source of shared cultural and linguistic identity. When faced by systemic exclusion from services, decision-making structures or social participation, many deaf communities have created their own mechanisms to make their views and aspirations known, including through...