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Celebrations & Events

Disaster Risk Reduction Day 2017

13 October is designated as International Day for Disaster Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster reduction

World Sight Day 2017

World Sight Day, celebrated this year on October 12, is an annual day of awareness around blindness and visual impairment.

World Mental Health Day 2017

This year’s World Mental Health Day marks the 25th anniversary and the theme chosen for such an occasion is mental health in the workplace.

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2017

World Cerebral Palsy Day is celebrated every year on 6 Oct

International Week of the Deaf 2017

The International Week of the Deaf, observed annually during the last full week in September, will be celebrated from 18 to 24 September 2017

International Women's Day 2017

Mary Keogh interviews with Jemimah Kutata from CBM partner APDK in Kenya to hear about the key issues facing women with disabilities

World Hearing Day 2017

The World Hearing Day (formerly known as International Ear Care Day) is celebrated annually on 3 March.

International Day for Persons with Disabilities 2016

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), also known as World Disability Day is annually observed on 3 December each year.

World Sight Day 2016

World Sight Day, celebrated this year on October 13, is an annual day of awareness around blindness and visual impairment.

World Mental Health Day 2016

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Dayb is "Dignity in Mental Health- Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All "

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2016

World Cerebral Palsy Day is celebrated every year on 5 Oct to raise awareness

International Week of the Deaf 2016

The International Week of the Deaf, observed annually during the last week in September, will be celebrated from 19 till 25 September 2016

World Humanitarian Day 2016

CBM highlights the Humanitarian Disability Charter and interviews Ethiopian Emergency Programme Manager

Deafblind Awareness Week 2016

Deafblind Awareness Week is celebrated each year from 27 June to 3 July.

Global Awareness Accessibility Day 2016

On 19 May 2016, we celebrate the fifth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

Global Action Week 2016 – Ensuring that no one is left behind

This year ‘Global Campaign for Education’ (GCE) partners are asked to focus on Goal 4 of the new, universal SDGs referring to Education.

International Women's Day 2016

CBM celebrates International Women's Day on March 8

World Glaucoma Week 2016

CBM celebrates World Glaucoma Week from 6–12 March 2016

World Hearing Day 2016

The World Hearing Day (formerly known as International Ear Care Day) is celebrated annually on 3 March.

International Day for Persons with Disabilities 2015

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), also known as World Disability Day is annually observed on 3 December each year

World Mental Health Day 2015

CBM celebrates World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2015

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015

CBM recognises International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 2015, and highlights the importance of disability-inclusion in building resilience

World Sight Day 2015

CBM celebrates World Sight Day on October 8th, focusing on visual impairments and calling for action - eye care for all

International Week of the Deaf 2015

The International Week of the Deaf will be celebrated from 21 till 27 September 2015

World Humanitarian Day 2015

CBM focuses on staff from our partners who have been involved in our response to the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

International Youth Day 2015

On International Youth Day 2015 we speak with 25 year old Wilguy Dorsainvil about his hopes for the future.

International Day of Deafblindness

On 27 June 2015 we celebrate International Day of Deafblindness. This day encourages more awareness and action for deafblind persons.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2015

On 21 May 2015 we celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

Global Action Week 2015 - The Right to Education

Global Action Week provides everyone campaigning for the right to education with an opportunity to highlight the Education For All agenda

World Glaucoma Week 2015

For World Glaucoma Week, we speak with our colleague Dr.Heiko Philippin, an ophthalmologist working in Tanzania.

International Women’s Day 2015

March 8 is International Women’s Day. The theme this year is “Make it happen: encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women.”

International Ear & Hearing Care Day 2015

International Ear & Hearing Care Day 2015 is celebrated this year on 3 March, and the theme focuses on making listening safe

World Braille Day 2015

The Right to read and to write is a Human Right

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

CBM celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December 2014

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2014

International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is celebrated this year on 13 October, and the theme focuses on older people

World Mental Health Day 2014

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year to raise awareness of mental health issues and to advocate for support of mental health care.

World Sight Day 2014

CBM celebrates World Sight Day on October 9th, focussing on visual impairments and calling for action for the prevention of avoidable blindness.

International Week of the Deaf 2014

This International Week of the Deaf we are featuring deaf staff within the CBM family, and at our partner organisations in Cambodia and Gaza

World Humanitarian Day 2014

This World Humanitarian Day 2014 we are highlighting our Humanitarian Heroes.

Global Campaign for Education (GCE) 2014

CBM and partners involved in the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), a movement working to end the global education crisis

International Ear and Hearing day 2014

For International Ear and Hearing day 2014, the WHO highlights the importance of ear care to prevent avoidable hearing loss

World Braille Day 2014

The 4th of January is World Braille Day, where the importance of this code in providing equal opportunities for blind people is recognised worldwide

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2013

CBM celebrating Dec 3rd, where the global theme is ‘Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all’

World Mental Health Day 2013

In 2013 World Mental Health Day highlights mental health care in older adults - CBM recognises this day by focusing on our work in Nigeria

World Sight Day 2013

CBM joins global partners in celebrating World Sight Day, and takes this opportunity to present its new ‘Disability-inclusive eye health’ manual

Day for Disaster Reduction - Inclusion saves lives!

13 October is International Day for Disaster Reduction, CBM celebrates disability inclusive practices from around the world

International Week of the Deaf 2013

In 2013 Deaf Awareness Week is celebrated from 23 to 28 September and has global theme 'Equality for Deaf People'

Harmony of Hope

A concert to raise funds for education of children with disabilities, organised by CBM India and CBM Italy with disability-inclusive school 'Bethany Society'

World Humanitarian Day - the world needs more inclusion

For World Humanitarian Day 2013 the UN is launching a campaign called 'The world needs more...' - CBM wants more inclusion

Global Campaign for Education (GCE) 2013

CBM and partners involved in the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), a movement working to end the global education crisis

Easter greetings from CBM

CBM thanks you - its supporters - and reminds us that in the Easter story we are told of God's love

International Day for Ear and Hearing 2013

CBM joins in this global day of recognition - the WHO estimate that more than 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss

World Disability Day 2012

CBM and partner organisations worldwide celebrating 3 December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities

World Sight Day 2012

CBM marks World Sight Day by celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Mectizan Donation Program, a success story in the treatment of river blindness

World Mental Health Day 2012

CBM recognises World Mental Health Day, which this year, on October 10, highlights a global crisis: Depression

International Week of the Deaf 2012

CBM celebrates International Week of the Deaf, which is an opportunity to promote the human rights of deaf people everywhere

World Humanitarian Day 2012

This year, CBM calls for better inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian response

WHO launches QualityRights Tool Kit

The WHO QualityRights Tool Kit was launched in June 2012, a breakthrough in the recognition of mental health as a global concern

CBM global sponsor of 9GA

CBM was a global sponsor of the 9th General Assembly (9GA) of the IAPB, held in Hyderabad, India in September 2012

World Health Day 2012 - Ageing and health

CBM commemorates this day by focusing on hearing loss - causes, effects and management - specifically in developing countries

Conference on disability-inclusive MDGs and aid effectiveness

March 2012 Conference on disability inclusive MDGs and aid effectiveness in Bangkok emphasises the disability perspective in development

World Glaucoma Week

11-17 March is World Glaucoma Week, which aims to raise global awareness of this disease, the second most common cause of blindness worldwide

International Day for Ear and Hearing 2012

3 March is International Ear & Hearing Care Day, an initiative to raise global awareness to the prevalence of hearing loss worldwide

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2011

CBM joins this United Nations initiative, highlighting the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities worldwide

Celebrating World Disability Day 2011

CBM and global partner organisations celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Symposium on equality in health services

In November 2011, a free symposium on equitable health services for people with disabilities will be held in London

World Sight Day 2011

13th of October is World Sight Day, an annual event to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment

World Mental Health Day 2011

CBM celebrates World Mental Health Day, which is recognised globally on 10th October each year

World Congress Braille21

CBM was a partner of 'World Congress Braille21' an international congress about Braille that took place in Leipzig, Germany, September 2011

International Week of the Deaf 2011

The last full week of September is an opportunity to promote the human rights of deaf people through events, marches, campaigns and meetings

World Humanitarian Day 2011

19 August is World Humanitarian Day, raising awareness about humanitarian assistance worldwide

International Women’s Day

8 March is International Women’s Day, marking the economic, political and social achievements of women worldwide

CBM celebrating December 3rd 2010

CBM and partners around the world celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2010

CBM joins this UN initiative in highlighting the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities worldwide on and around 3 December

Celebrate 10 million!

In 2010, CBM celebrated supporting its 10 millionth cataract operation worldwide

CBM reaches milestone - 10 million cataract operations!

On 28 October 2010, in Moshi, Tanzania, the 10-millionth cataract operation in CBM-supported programmes was performed!

CBM cataract operations through history

Celebrating 10 million CBM cataract operations! Four examples from around the world of people regaining their sight

20th anniversary of the Rights of the Child

CBM upholding the rights of all children worldwide


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