Stories

This blog was written by CBM Australia Advocacy and Communications Officer, Elle Spring, who collected stories of the lived experience of people with disabilities in Vanuatu. Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #PressForProgress – a call to encourage all people to work towards gender parity. Towards societies that value women and girls...

To be left behind in the midst of chaos and danger would surely be most people’s greatest fear. For the average Australian who will likely never experience this, there are some amongst us who can empathise first hand from their own encounters and share with us the emotion of what such distress looks like. Stevie Wills, Community...

Stevie Wills, CBM’s Community Engagement Officer, shares her experience and memories of school, and how her life wouldn’t have been the same without an education. For as long as I can remember, I always loved writing poetry. I enjoyed writing it when I was at school. I had my own computer, enabling me to express my...

Our new website is live! We’re both excited and proud to show you the updated features and content, and demonstrate some of the new functionality. Our previous website was built using old technology and we needed to improve the way it displayed on mobiles and tablets. Now we can take you on a tour of the new website! On...

This special Christmas blog is written by our very own Stevie Wills, who shares a powerful perspective on the potential we all have. We can only imagine Mary's thoughts and feelings as she cherished her new born son in her arms. Adoring this little one with tenderness. And wondering at what God had done for her,...

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...