disability inclusion Tag

Earlier this week, Edwina Faithfull-Farmer, CBM Australia International Programs Director, attended the launch of Ridley College’s new Aid and Development Unit. The Unit has been developed in partnership with World Vision Australia and has been designed to help Christians studying theology to understand the value of development and why “Jesus calls us to help people that are poor”,...

CBM has consulted on environmental issues with self-help groups of people with disabilities and their families in rural areas, and with other development organisations. People from Cambodia and India generously gave of their time and local expertise to describe the issues that impacted them most.  Some of the issues: More extreme weather conditions. Cyclone Idai a recent example.Very hot days, longer periods of drought....

Fourteen years ago I was in Aceh as part of the humanitarian emergency response for the devastating 2004 tsunami. Last week I returned with CBM Chair Board, Mick Turnbull. We travelled across Aceh and East Java, Indonesia, to witness the life-changing work CBM supports for people living with disabilities. It’s been a very powerful and emotional journey seeing the difference CBM and...

Article & video blog by CBM Australia's CEO, Jane Edge. In the next five days CBM Board Chair Mick Turnbull and I will be travelling across Indonesia to witness first-hand the life-changing work that has transformed the lives of thousands of people living with disabilities, their families and their communities. Indonesia is a nation of contrasts. Although economic growth is high,...

In a world where so many things need to be fixed, improved or built, you may ask why focus on inclusion? Why disability? CBM Australia’s Inclusive Development Director Raine Dixon explains. Upholding the rights and ensuring the full inclusion of the world’s one billion people with disabilities is a moral imperative. It is also a practical necessity if we are to...

In 2015 all 196 member countries of the United Nations (UN) adopted the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to achieving a more equal, just and sustainable world. These 17 goals provide a concrete plan and a number of specific targets for action across areas from ending poverty, ensuring quality and inclusive education, reducing inequality and taking action...

In many countries, people with psychosocial disabilities such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and even epilepsy – which is not technically a mental illness - are often feared by their communities, and experience harsh discrimination. The lack of access to regular medication and social support mechanisms, means that people with mental health conditions are often isolated,...