Stories

CBM Australia welcomes the commitments made by the Australian Government at the first Global Disability Summit, held in London overnight. “The Global Disability Summit created a platform for people with disabilities to make their mark on the foreign policy stage,” said Raine Dixon, CBM Australia’s Director of Inclusive Development. “By making space for disabled people’s organisations (DPOs)...

A CBM Australia Program Officer, recently travelled to the Philippines. Here she shares Sweet Honey’s story. One morning, we visited Sweet Honey - a young girl who is nine years old and living with Cerebral Palsy. Her mother told us that eight months ago, before her daughter began a CBM-supported home rehabilitation program, she could not even...

The Inter Sector Coordination Group recently released an emergency preparedness and response report. For those who have followed the updates or perhaps even given to help the Rohingya people, below is a short summary on some of the key points from the report along with insight into  what CBM support has been working to achieve...

Stevie Wills, CBM Australia’s Community Education Officer shares what it feels like to be seen. Using personal experience, she teaches us where to look if we too would like true sight for those living with disability. A substitute teacher was taking our Year 9/10 IT class. I was sitting at a desk where there wasn’t a computer,...

Jillian Ferguson, Disability Inclusion Advisor at CBM, reports back on the positive outcome of her trip to Timor where disability inclusive training has been conducted. It’s not uncommon for people with disabilities to face barriers to accessing everyday health services. People with disabilities are often unable to receive essential vaccinations and access medication for treatable or...

CBM Australia tomorrow releases a new report calling for the development sector to bridge the gap between gender and disability to ensure we leave no one behind and meet the 2030 Agenda. The report Leave No One Behind: Gender equality, disability inclusion, and leadership for sustainable development highlights the discrimination that exists at the intersection of...

Janice Lucas, the Senior Advisor for CBM Australia’s International Programs, visits a project in India. Visiting our CBM partner, in the hills of Megalaya, North East India, I did not expect to have my perspective on disability so revitalized. One only needed to spend a day surrounded by the children that attend a CBM partner school to learn what...

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...