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Globally, one billion people have a disability, and 80 per cent live in developing countries. In developing countries, women comprise three quarters of people with disabilities. Women and girls with disabilities are disproportionately represented and are often the furthest left behind. To mark International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD), CBM Australia has created a video...

CBM Australia welcomes the promise held within the Australian Government's Foreign Policy White Paper and calls for its commitments to the most marginalised people to be reflected in next year's Federal Budget. The White Paper provides direction for Australia's foreign policy over the decade to come, and outlines a continuing role in advancing the rights of...

Stevie performed her incredible poem at The Justice Conference held in Melbourne. You can read her powerful words here! Speak You spoke creation Rivers commotion Pilgrimage to ocean Deserts plains, sky expanding Mountains, valleys, earth contouring You spoke love in creation Between man and woman Birthing family Birthing community You speak love in creation Comfort, hope, compassion You speak, create Us in your image In your image Let us speak, create Let...

CBM Australia is proud and excited to announce that our CEO, Jane Edge, has been elected to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Board. The announcement was made today at ACFID's Annual General Meeting. Jane shares, "I'm delighted to be joining the ACFID Board. The Australian aid and development sector has a vital role to play...

"No one was caring for them primarily because no one knows what to do. But this has changed, I learned and I tell everyone in my village that there is treatment for this." This story comes from Felicia, who is from Nigeria. Felicia is an incredible primary health care worker for a CBM partner mental health...

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...