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In 2013, CBM and partners treated 11,991,161 people with Mectizan against onchocerciasis (river blindness)
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Regional Partnerships to foster Inclusion

From 12th to 16th October, CBM had the opportunity to exchange expertise with Nelbert Perez from the Pacific Disability Forum.


EU Consensus for Development

28 Member States and EU institutions work to find consensus around Sustainable Development Goals.


Disability inclusion in international cooperation

A conference “Leave no one behind: tackling inequalities of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Agenda” was organised in Brussels


3rd December is the whole Year

Lars Bosselmann, who leads CBM’s IAA team reflects back on 2015 and looks forward to key areas for advocacy in 2016


Accountability and disability

Human rights are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Disaggregation by Disability: A way forward

A key challenge ahead for implementing the SDGs is how disability will be included in the monitoring and evaluation of goals.


Agenda 2030 – 3 different perspectives

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


CBM launches its publication

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


Dialogues on Sustainable Development

CBM releases new publication on disability and development


New development goals are disability inclusive

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


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.


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.


International Week of the Deaf 2015

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


Putting disability on the agenda in Cambodia

Highlighting our partner 'Cambodian Development Mission for Disability' in Cambodia


Women with Disabilities as Agents of Change

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


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


Real life stories

Advocacy and education is important for change

Amal Shamari is a physically impaired woman from Palestine. This article highlights why she is a good role model for women with disabilities


Our contribution to the World Health Assembly 2015

The Sixty-eighth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18th to 26th May 2015.


Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2015

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


No Future Without Us

CBM Germany launched its tour "No future without us - people with disabilities from developing countries calling for an inclusive post -2015 agenda”


Advocacy Annual Reports 2014

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


Leading change with local partners in Bangladesh

Highlighting our partner 'Centre for Disability in Development' in Bangladesh


Interview with Ms. Catalina Devandas

The UN Special Rapporteur on Disability speaks about opportunities and challenges in progressing the human rights of women with disabilities


Women with disabilities in political movements

Ms. Iratxe Garcia speaks about the opportunities and challenges in progressing the human rights of women and girls with disabilities.


Women with disabilities must be seen as agents of change

Alba Gonzalez talks about what is important to her as a woman with a disability and the work she does to influence EU policy


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.”


Women with disabilities can work at the frontline

CBM talks to Sonja Vasic, a medical doctor with a disability, who shares her experiences in the field


Human Rights Protection for women and girls

Diane Kingston talks to CBM about how the CRPD committee is developing a General Comment on the rights of women and girls with disabilities.


Women with disabilities are women too

Stephanie Ortoleva speaks to CBM about why women and girl with disabilities must be included in the disability and women’s right movements


Recommendations from IDA and IDDC

The post-2015 political declaration must include persons with disabilities


Inclusion of people in Haiti

Our advocacy project is making the inclusion of people with disabilities a reality in Haiti, especially after the earthquake


Haiti - five years on

CBM commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake which struck on 12 January 2010


Post-2015 development agenda: what is to come?

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


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.


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.


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 .


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.


Creating a global movement for mental health

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


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.


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


Creating Opportunities through Inclusive Education

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


Diversity amongst deaf communities worldwide

During the International Week of the Deaf 2014 Philip Waters talks about diversity at the workplace and the right to meaningful employment.


2014 – Mid Year Advocacy round up

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


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



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