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CBM's preferred approach in meeting the needs of people with disabilities is to focus on mobilising the community. In 2013, CBM contributed to 197 community-based rehabilitation programmes, helping 202,505 people.

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Series on Disability-Inclusive Development

Sharing knowledge and promoting inclusion


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.


Hurricane Matthew - One year later

Inclusive emergency response in Haiti and Cuba


CBM launches Humanitarian Hands-on Tool (HHoT)

This mobile app aims to become the ‘go-to’ field resource for all agencies implementing humanitarian work that leaves no-one behind


Hurricane Matthew - Six months on

CBM response ensuring that persons with disabilities in Haiti and Cuba are able to rebuild their lives


Hurricane Matthew - After three months

CBM response is ensuring that persons with disabilities and other more at-risk community members are included


Real life stories

Hurricane Matthew - Renee's story

Renee's house was damaged by Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on 4th Oct 2016


Another step towards mental health for all

The compelling need to ensure that people with mental health needs receive care spurred WHO to launch the mhGAP in 2008.


Hurricane Matthew - One month on

CBM and partners implement comprehensive strategy to ensure affected communities recover from Hurricane Matthew


CBM signs MoU with WHO to eliminate NTDs

CBM has signed an ambitious Memorandum of Understanding with the World Health Organisation to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases


Review of education systems in low- and middle income countries

CBM commissioned a systematic review of education systems for quality education for all in low- and middle income countries


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.


Empowering deaf persons in Pakistan

On the occasion of the International Week of the Deaf 2015, we speak with Muhammad Akram, the Founder & President of our partner in Pakistan


All Under One Roof

CBM has published a key reference document for planning and implementation of inclusive shelter and settlement programmes during emergency situations


Towards the Paralympics

The Rwandan women’s sitting team won the African sitting volleyball championship thereby qualifying for the 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio


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.


Inclusive Humanitarian Action

An integral part of the new global agenda


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


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.


Importance of inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

Interview with Valerie Scherrer, director of CBM's Emergency Response Unit, about inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)


10 Facts about Mental Health and CBM

People with psychosocial disabilities may be ‘invisible’,have limited access to services and excluded from participation in community life


Addressing Poverty through Disability Inclusive Development

A booklet that highlights experiences from eight CBM partners receiving support


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.


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


“We want to be ‘real’ women!” – “Seriously do you?!”

Christin Lidzba, CBM’s Gender Advisor writes an interesting opinion piece on gender roles and gender norms


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 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


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


Women and girls with disabilities have much to contribute

Rosangela Berman-Bieler section speaks about opportunities and challenges in progressing human rights of women and girls with disabilities


CBM publishes its DID Toolkit

We have recently published our Disability Inclusive Development (DID) Toolkit


Real life stories

Wilguy's story

Wilguy became paralysed after the earthquake in Haiti, but that hasn't stopped him from chasing his dreams


Haiti - five years on

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


Inclusion of people in Haiti

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


Launch event at the EU Parliament

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


International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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


CBM Workshop on Deaf Education

A workshop was held in Amman, Jordan to discuss regional priorities for providing quality education for learners who are deaf or deafblind


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


CBM GCE Report

CBM launches the 'CBM and the Global Campaign for Education 2014' Report


EU Parliament stresses Inclusion for Post-2015

Members of the European Parliament vote for a resolution on post-2015 which includes persons with disabilities


Launch event at the European Parliament

Join us on Twitter in Brussels on 9th December at 2pm.


Haiyan - inclusive response rebuilding livelihoods

Typhoon Haiyan destroyed Jerry's house and workplace, but being part of the response has given him an opportunity to rebuild


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


Emancipation of girls

On International Day of the Girl Child 2014 Sian Tesni discusses ways to avoid violence and abuse towards girls with disabilities.


Growing with a loving and caring family

Life seemed harsh for Jose Luis, he was diagnosed deaf-blind and was then abandoned by his biological mother. His new family has helped him


Life Story of Tam Hoang

Tam lost his vision at a young age, but he continued to study and gained more confidence at CBM supported Inclusive Education Programme


Creating Opportunities through Inclusive Education

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


Inclusive Education for everyone

During the International Week of the Deaf 2014 Anais Keenon shares her thoughts on deaf cultures.


'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.


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.


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.


Changing the angle of perception of the problem

Maurice was discouraged from further education, but has a degree in Psychology and is a specialist in inclusive education and the Braille method - here he tells his story



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