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Agenda 2030 – 3 different perspectives

Interview with Lars Bosselmann, Elizabeth Lockwood, and CBM’s partner, Risnawati Utami

19-10-2015

CBM launches its publication

CBM launches its publication on Disability and Sustainable Development at the European Parliament on 13 October 2015

16-10-2015

New development goals are disability inclusive

The 2030 Agenda that includes 17 development goals was adopted today at the United Nations in New York

25-09-2015

Dialogues on Sustainable Development

CBM releases new publication on disability and development

25-09-2015

EU institutions and the CRPD – a view from Adam Kosa MEP

Adam Kosa MEP answers some questions put to him by CBM about the recent review of the EU’s implementation of the CRPD.

21-09-2015

The European Disability Forum welcomes the EU review

The European Disability Forum (EDF) reflects on the CRPD’s committee historic review of the EU’s implementation of the CRPD.

21-09-2015

CBM’s input into the CRPD review

Alba Gonzalez, EU policy officer with CBM gives an overview of the process that took place to review the EU’s implementation of the CRPD.

21-09-2015

Final post-2015 outcome document is disability inclusive

The final post-2015 outcome document was announced at the UN headquarters in New York on 2 August 2015.

03-08-2015

Women with Disabilities as Agents of Change

To celebrate the contributions of women with disabilities to society, a public event took place in Brussels.

22-06-2015

Eighth Conference of State Parties

The eighth Conference of States Parties to the CRPD was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City from 9-11 June 2015

15-06-2015

Advocacy Annual Reports 2014

Have a look at what we have been up to in 2014, and our plans for 2015

27-04-2015

Inclusive Education for all

The 13th session of the CRPD Committee dedicated one day to a discussion on the right to education for persons with disabilities.

22-04-2015

Recommendations from IDA and IDDC

The post-2015 political declaration must include persons with disabilities

19-02-2015

Launch event at the EU Parliament

How much does the society gain when persons with disabilities are included?

12-12-2014

Post-2015 development agenda: what is to come?

This article catalogues the different processes feeding into the post-2015 development agenda.

01-12-2014

Promise of technology & persons with disabilities

Sustainable development and the promise of technology is the UN’s theme for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2014

01-12-2014

A Different Type of Camp Experience

Shantha Rau Barriga is Disability Rights Director at Human Rights Watch. In 2011 and 2012, Shantha visited prayer camps in Africa.

24-11-2014

Julian Eaton talks about Mental Health

The November 2014's CBM IAA Newsletter focuses on mental health. Our CBM Advisor in Togo shares his views.

24-11-2014

Creating a global movement for mental health

Jagannath Lamichhane discusses the progress made in building a global movement for mental health.

21-11-2014

WHO MiNDbank and QualityRights

Natalie Drew from the WHO outlines the progress made a year after MiNDbank was launched and explains the WHO QualityRights Project.

21-11-2014

Transforming Sierra Leone’s Mental Health services

Dr Carmen Valle discusses the progress made in Sierra Leone for people with psychosocial disabilities and the current threat of Ebola .

21-11-2014

A call to action to the development community

Aleisha Carroll, CBM Australia discusses why it is important to include people with psychosocial disability in development.

21-11-2014

New Term, New Opportunities: Strengthening Inclusion

CBM attended an event at the European Parliament to reaffirm our commitment to the issues of disability and development

22-10-2014

A new European Commission for a new European Union

The new European Parliament had the opportunity to talk with the Commissioners-designated in Octorber 2014

17-10-2014

United Nations recommendations for inclusion

The Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities met in Geneva and issued key recommendations for six countries.

16-10-2014

Creating Opportunities through Inclusive Education

On 23rd of September, CBM spoke at the Open-up! workshop on inclusive education.

24-09-2014

When back to school is not so easy

Children living in countries where conflict is on-going or where natural disasters have destroyed schools face additional barriers.

19-09-2014

Inclusion in Education benefits everyone

A recent study found that excluding persons with disabilities incurs cost for the individual, for the economy and for society.

19-09-2014

'Inclusive Education is our primary goal'

Sian Tesni and Katharina Pfortner discuss CBM’s approach to ensuring that all persons with disabilities have access to quality education.

19-09-2014

Rights of girls with disabilities to education

CBM recently made submission to the CEDAW committee recommending cooperation on the rights of women and girls with disabilities to education

19-09-2014

Proposed Sustainable Development Goal 4- Education

Rachele Tardi and Nafisa Baboo write about the Open Working Group process and inclusive education.

19-09-2014

Launch of the FundaMentalSDG campaign

CBM is proud to support FundaMentalSDG and encourages others to join this campaign.

03-09-2014

2014 – Mid Year Advocacy round up

Advocacy, post 2015, disability & human rights, EU parliament, disability inclusive development

23-07-2014

Social and economic impact - research report

New research report "Economic Costs of Exclusion and Gains of Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities" funded by CBM International

09-07-2014

UN meetings discuss progress on disability rights

Governments, civil society and organisations representing the voice of persons with disabilities met in UNHQ

18-06-2014

EU releases new position on the post-2015 agenda

The newly adopted EU position on post-2015 does include the rights of persons with disabilities

11-06-2014

CBM takes part in major forum on human rights

The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights presents its 2014-2020 programme for development based on a human rights approach

28-05-2014

Disability action plan adopted by the World Health Assembly

The WHO passes action plan which sets out specific actions to ensure better health care for persons with disabilities.

13-05-2014

Twin-track approach to inclusive eye care in Pakistan

Dr Babar Quereshi, medical adviser for CBM's Eastern Mediterranean Region discusses CBM's work on inclusive eye health in Pakistan

09-05-2014

Linking research and practice

Maria Zuurmond discusses the lessons learned from developing a training manual for parents of children with cerebral palsy

09-05-2014

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

On 15 May 2014, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, CBM discusses the importance of accessible technologies

14-05-2014

Navigating the corridors of power

Baroness Jane Campbell writes on challenging tradition as she champions the rights of people with disabilities in the UK's House of Lords

07-04-2014

How art may help connect with the cry for change

Photographer Belinda Mason explains how she believes powerful images provide an important supplement to traditional advocacy work

07-04-2014

Study and research: tools for advocacy and action

Professor Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes, Chair of the CRPD Committee shares her reflections on her humanist vocation.

07-04-2014

My top five disability rights and wrongs

Campaigner and academic Dr Tom Shakespeare presents his approach to address human rights for people with disabilities

07-04-2014

Creating impact by working together

CBM discusses the importance of building strategic alliances, presenting the benefits of its work with IDDC and IDA.

07-04-2014

Pioneering accessibility work recognised

CBM partner, CBR-DTC's work ensuring urban accessibility in Solo, Indonesia is being recognised as a model for cities worldwide

07-04-2014

Africa-EU partnerships - disability rights improve

Brussels, 2-3 April 2014, the 4th African-EU Summit strenghtens commitments to disability rights and inclusion in Africa-EU partnerships

07-04-2014

Study - Improving the implementation of the CRPD

The European Parliament' sub-Committee on Human Rights published a study on the implementation of the CRPD in the EU's external policies

20-03-2014

Gender and disability - Hilary Homans

Guest speaker Hilary Homans talks about gender & disability

05-03-2014

Gender Equality - Hazel Reeves

Hazel Reeves looks at the progress of gender equality since the beginning of the MDGs and the future changes that are needed

06-03-2014

Promoting Women's Rights in EU actions - EEAS

Katerina Fatsea from the European External Action Service talks about the importance of promoting women’s rights in European Union Actions

06-03-2014

Disability and gender inclusion - Christin Lidzba

Christin Lidzba, Gender Advisor with CBM discusses the disconnection between disability and gender

04-03-2014

IWD - the Voices of 5 Women with Disabilities

For International Women's Day, CBM interviews women with disabilities from five regions about their hopes and desires for the future.

05-03-2014

Fighting inequalities in the post-2015 MDGs

Guest writer Michael Cashman, MEP talks about the importance of fighting inequalities in the post 2015 agenda

17-02-2014

A critical year for access to healthcare

2014 will be a critical year for ensuring that access to healthcare and rehabilitation will be included in the post 2015 agenda

12-02-2014

EU election candidates stand up for inclusion

Parliamentarians support the inclusion of persons with disabilities

29-01-2014

The EU-NGO Forum opens its doors to people with disabilities

At this year's EU-NGO Human Rights Forum, held in Brussels on 5-6 December, people with disabilities were able to speak up and ask the EU for more accountability

18-12-2013

CBM deliver training to staff of the EU External Action Service

For the second year in a row CBM has taken part in delivering training to human rights focal persons, working for the EU External Action Service, and EU Delegations

02-12-2013

Persons with disabilities as actors for change

November 2013: IDDC offers ACP - EU Joint parliamentary Assembly (JPA) members an insight into reality of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia

27-11-2013

The EU disability movement calls for inclusive sustainable development

CBM participates in European conference discussing how to make future development plans inclusive

20-11-2013

The Voice of Civil Society

The rights of persons with disabilities are referred to in outcome document of the EU-Africa Civil Society Forum

30-10-2013

Sustainable Development Goals - Next steps and processes

CBM & its partners have intensified their advocacy to ensure that the next development framework is inclusive of persons with disabilities.

17-11-2013

Review of the WHO plan for better health care

CBM makes key recommendations to the WHO's plan for better health care for persons with disabilities

07-11-2013

Invitation to comment on the CRPD

The United Nations is inviting comments on the Draft General Comments to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

07-11-2013

EU discusses UN General Assembly outcome

Reactions of the European Parliament to the outcome of the September 2013 UN Summit on the MDGs

15-10-2013

UN General Assembly side event

Political leaders introduce and sign the 2013 Manhattan Declaration on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities at Civil Society Reception

07-10-2013

UN High Commissioner calls for an end to exclusion

UN High Commission for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, calls for an End to disability exclusion at Human Rights Council panel discussion

05-10-2013

Towards an inclusive future - publication launch

UNPRPD launch the publication ‘Towards an Inclusive and Accessible Future for All' amidst UN High Level meeting and UN Summit

07-10-2013

Update from the September CRPD Committee

Report from the 10th Session of UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities committee 2-13 September 2013

07-10-2013

'Say YES to Inclusion' video screened at European Commission

On 26 September 2013 Light for the World, in collaboration with the European Commission, launched at EU level the 'Say YES to Inclusion' video

27-09-2013

How much has been achieved?

Parliamentarians from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and Members of the European Parliament review Report on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

23-09-2013

High Level Meeting on Disability and Development

On the 23 September 2013, the United Nations is holding the High Level Meeting on Disability and Development

13-09-2013

CBM participate in UN summer meetings on disability rights

CBM's Advocacy department is attending many events at the UN in New York.

03-09-2013

WHO plan for better health for persons with disabilities

August 2013 - Consultation process initiated to develop action plan that will ensure better health for persons with disabilities

04-09-2013

Reinforcing gender sensitive approach to disability

The European Parliament’s Development Committee discusses draft report on women with disabilities

29-08-2013

High Level Exchange on including persons with disabilities in the MDGs and beyond

IDDC and EDF joined hands to organise a high level meeting on including people with disabilities in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and beyond

10-07-2013

Blog - Advocacy

Archive of the CBM International blog 'Advocacy'

19-05-2013

Caritas explores disability inclusion

In the June 2013 Caritas Africa e-Magazine, Caritas published an article exploring disability inclusion

10-07-2013

How inclusive is the EU position on the future development agenda?

The EU Foreign Affairs Council releases its conclusion on the post-MDG Framework without including the rights of persons with disabilities

27-06-2013

A human rights-based approach to disability in development

A downloadable study provides guidance on how to implement a disability-inclusive human rights-based approach in development cooperation.

05-07-2013

A new development framework for the EU - How inclusive is it?

The newly adopted EU Development Strategy does not include specific references to the rights of persons with disabilities, but offers entry points for an inclusive EU development cooperation

15-05-2012

World Health Assembly sets disability agenda

The Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly adopts resolution and establishes key action plans on disability, mental health and blindness

25-06-2013

CBM at Joint Parliamentary Assembly

At a major parliamentary gathering, the rights of persons with disabilities were confirmed to be an important issue in the negotiations on a new development framework

24-06-2013

Celebrating abilities and calling for change

In May 2013, UNICEF released its first State of the World's Children report focusing on children with disabilities

03-06-2013

UN High Level report - Leave no one behind

The HLP report on Post-2015 Development Agenda is a critical landmark in making the world’s new development framework disability inclusive

31-05-2013

Achieving global disability inclusion, Dublin 2013

The 'Achieving Global Disability Inclusion' conference held in Dublin in May 2013, discusses good practices in global disability inclusion

03-06-2013

Community Eye Health Journal on disability and diversity

As guest editor, CBM's Diane Mulligan discusses this special issue of Community Eye Health Journal, which is on disability and diversity

30-05-2013

European Development Report includes Rights of Persons with Disabilities

A major research report identifies the lack of inclusion of persons with disabilities in the current MDG framework as an important gap

21-05-2013

Putting Human Rights first

The now adopted position of the European Parliament on the future development objectives after 2015 promotes the rights of persons with disabilities as an important aspect of fighting poverty and realising human rights.

24-04-2013

UN CRPD Discussion on Women and Girls with Disabilities

On 17 April 2013 Luisa Fenu, Policy Officer at CBM EU Liaison Office, spoke during the 9th session of the CRPD Committee in Geneva

18-04-2013

CBM attends major conference on Human Rights

At an annual gathering on the European Instrument on Democracy and Human Rights, CBM raised awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities often being overlooked when addressing discrimination

18-04-2013

Applying disability inclusion in WHO reforms

As the WHO reforms its engagement with non-state actors, WBU calls for compliance to UNCRPD among non-state actors

18-03-2013

High Level Panel meeting in Bali

CBM working globally to ensure that the next development agenda following the MDGs will be fully inclusive of persons with disabilities

09-04-2013

Enforcing the rights of women with disabilities

In a review of UNCRPD, Dr Cordeiro outlines current conditions faced by women with disability and calls for better application of the UNCRPD

19-03-2013

WBU appoints Dr Cordeiro as Advocacy Co-ordinator

Dr Victor Cordeiro was appointed as Advocacy Co-ordinator of World Blind Union, bringing a new strategy priorities to WBU advocacy efforts

15-03-2013

Heads of state meet disability activists in Liberia

Still a long way to go to convince world leaders of the need for disability inclusive development

05-02-2013

UN publishes best practice guide on disability and development

The United Nations has published a Best Practice Guide for Including Persons with Disabilities in all Aspects of Development Efforts, featuring two CBM projects

06-02-2013

People with disabilities in Vietnam MDG consultations

CBM supports people with disabilities to take part in the final stages of national consultations on the post-2015 MDGs in Vietnam

23-01-2013

Preparing for post-2015 MDG consultations in Vietnam

CBM Advocacy and Alliance department support the Vietnam office to brief DPOs and the UN prior to meetings in the capital and provinces in 2013

20-12-2012

West African partners visit CBM EU Liaison Office

A delegation from Togo and Niger visited CBM EU Liaison Office in December 2012, and shared their experiences with key EU stakeholders

13-12-2012

Removing barriers, creating inclusion, empowering persons with disabilities

Marking World Disability Day 2012, CBM and Human Rights Watch organised an EU panel discussion on the political participation of persons with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world

06-12-2012

Africa begins Mental Health Strategy development

CBM’s Mental Health Advisor Julian Eaton facilitates meeting of African mental health leaders in Zimbabwe, August 2012

28-09-2012

Towards greater recognition of global mental health

In 2011, the importance of mental health problems as a global health issue was highlighted at a UN High Level Summit

09-02-2012

Three CBM partners participate in EIDHR Forum

In May 2012, for the first time, CBM was involved in the EIDHR Forum, raising awareness about disability

18-05-2012

Reinforcing VISION 2020

On 15 May 2012 CBM handed a petition to the WHO in favour of strong blindness prevention efforts by WHO Member States

16-05-2012

UN discusses mainstreaming disability in development

CBM, representing IDDC, attends a UN panel discussion on mainstreaming disability in development cooperation

03-02-2012

One year later

CBM marks the first anniversary of the entry into force of the UN CRPD at EU level

20-01-2012

Parliamentarians given insight into disability in Africa

In November 2011 CBM, together with partners, organised events coinciding with the ACP-EU JPA in Togo, West Africa

22-11-2011

CBM welcomes World Report on Disability

On June 9th, the World Health Organisation and the World Bank jointly launched the first ever World Report on Disability

09-06-2011

Disability on the World Bank education agenda

The World Bank Education Strategy outlines an inclusive education system, taking persons with disabilities into account

13-05-2011

CBM welcomes the MDG summit declaration

CBM welcomes the initial outcomes of the MDG summit meeting, which include persons with disabilities in MDG policies and programmes

01-11-2010

New CBR guidelines launched at Abuja Conference

New Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) guidelines have been launched in Abuja, Nigeria

01-11-2010

Disability and Emergencies - Photo exhibition launch

To mark the one year anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, CBM's EU Liaison Office hosted a photo exhibition at the European Parliament

22-12-2010

CBM participates in ICED congress

In July 2010, CBM partners participated in the International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED) in Vancouver, Canada

01-11-2010

European Parliament debates Inclusive Development

On 10th May 2010 CBM India's Murali Padmanabhan presented the IDDC and its approach to inclusive development to the European Parliament

01-11-2010


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