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Series on Disability-Inclusive Development

Sharing knowledge and promoting inclusion


Launch of book on Inclusive Education at G20 summit

CBM is delighted to announce the publication of the latest book in the Disability-Inclusive Development (DID) book series.


Inclusive Education - Case Studies

CBM is launching its book on Inclusive Education at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on 29 November 2018.


Humanitarian Hands-on Tool now available in Spanish

The CBM Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHoT) has also undergone preliminary field testing and was finalist in a digital awards competition


CBM launches a guide for disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

CBM is launching a good practice guide for disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction, based on its experience in Bangladesh.


Adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Three years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, more systematic efforts need to be made to realise the commitment to leave no one behind


CBM attends important NTD meeting in Addis Ababa

From 24 - 26 September 2018 CBM will participate in the annual NTD NGDO Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


CBM publishes its Neglected Tropical Diseases Report 2018

The NTD Report 2018 provides details of our work in NTDs in 10 countries across the globe.


Addressing mental health and stigma in NTDs

People affected by NTDs often face social exclusion and have high rates of mental ill health.


Global Disability Summit

Worldwide preparations for London event


CBM plays important role in making Ghana trachoma free

Ghana is the first African country to eliminate the leading infectious cause of blindness.


Conference of States Parties to the CRPD: Leaving no one behind

The 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD and parallel events took place at th UNs in New York from 10-15 June


Huge turn-out at European Development Days

On 5th and 6th June, the European Development Days (EDDs) took place in Brussels


Humanitarian Inclusion Standards part of Humanitarian Standards Partnership

The Humanitarian Inclusion Standards become part of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, complementing existing guidelines and filling gap on inclusion


CBM wins Duty of Care Award

The awards recognise outstanding achievements in meeting high standards of health, safety and security at work.


First treatments for blinding trachoma distributed in war-torn Yemen

Antibiotics to treat the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness were delivered to people in remote corners of war-torn Yemen


CBM meets Pakistan Prime Minister

Tackling avoidable blindness in Pakistan


Accountability for SDG4 through Citizen Participation

CBM supports the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) during Global Action Week (GAW) 22nd-28th April, 2018


Disability Inclusion Policy Brief

This policy brief identifies priority actions for disaster readiness, response and recovery


New toolkit to make SDGs inclusive

A new toolkit has been developed by CBM & IDA as a guide on how persons with disabilities can engage in advocacy to make the SDGs inclusive


Working for the rights of women with disabilities in Nepal

Rama Dhakal will soon be attending the 62nd CSW with CBM’s support.


CSW62: Ensuring the voice of women with disabilities

The United Nations 62nd Commission on the Status of Women will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018


Programme to prevent childhood blindness in Nigeria

Representatives of the government, IAPB, CBM and Standard Chartered launched a programme to prevent childhood blindness and visual impairment


Humanitarian Inclusion Standards

This document provides guidance to include older people and people with disabilities in all sectors and at all stages of humanitarian action


CBM-trained mental health nurses praised

An article in the Lancet Global Health has highlighted the “unique and important role” of mental health nurses in Sierra Leone


CBM attends the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Replenishment Conference

CBM will attend the GPE Replenishment Conference in Senegal on 1-2 February 2018 and has endorsed the IDDC inclusive education call to action


The road to inclusive cities

CBM will attend the World Urban Forum 9 (WUF9) in Kuala Lumpur from February 7th-13th 2018.


Linking Country and Global Advocacy in Support of Disability Rights

Various stakeholders compiled a report on the participation of DPOs in the national implementation review process of the SDGs


Visiting CBM's 'centre for inclusion' in Haiti

Members of the African and European Parliaments, advisors and members of CSOs visited CBM's 'Centre for Inclusion'


The impact of inclusive education and employment

On 7 December, CBM celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by organising an event on the impact of inclusive education and employment for persons with disabilities


Absent from the AU-EU Summit, the Voice of Civil Society

Civil society organisations were prevented from presenting their views at the Abidjan Summit due to a veto from some countries


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.


2 years since adoption of the SDGs

A universal Agenda – in two years what has it delivered?


CBM wins prestigious António Champalimaud Award

CBM has been awarded the prestigious António Champalimaud Vision Award for 2017, together with Sightsavers for its work on eye health.


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


CBM signs Memorandum of Understanding with Peek Vision

Peek Vision and CBM are entering into partnership with the aim of using Peek technology to support and further develop CBM’s eye health


A Place for Inclusion

From the 11-13 July 2017, CBM was part of an IDDC delegation and participated in the third Africa – EU Civil Society Forum in Tunis


Focusing on Mental Health in DiDRR

DiDRR is essential in a context where the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim at leaving no one behind.


The EU Consensus on Development

The EU adopted the new EU Consensus on Development on May 19, 2017 to coordinate a response on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDGs


Call to Action on investing in disability-inclusive education

On Thursday 27 April a community of non-profit organisations are launching a ‘Call to Action on investing in disability-inclusive education


New Centre of Excellence for Eye Health inaugurated

CBM helped inaugurate an Eye Institute’ in Yaoundé, Cameroon to improve, preserve and restore eye health and vision


Guatemala National Disability Survey (ENDIS)

CBM, working in a multi-stakeholder collaboration, reveals the key findings of a new national disability survey in Guatemala.


New research: Evaluating the impact of a community-based parent training programme for children with Cerebral Palsy in Ghana

New research findings from CBM supported research project: “Evaluating the impact of a community-based parent training programme for children with Cerebral Palsy in Ghana”


CBM Launches Book “Inclusion Counts''

Why governments and other development actors cannot afford to continue excluding persons with disabilities.


Mental health in Nepal

Mental health is one of the less prioritised areas in the health care sector of Nepal.


European Disability and Development Week

CBM has been working with other partner organisations of IDDC to organise the European Disability and Development Week


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.


Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Epidemics

Recent years have seen epidemics, for example SARS, Ebola, and Zika.


QualityRights Gujarat: Reforming Mental Health Services

QualityRights Gujarat Project (QRG): an innovative intervention to improve public mental health services in Gujarat, India.


Award for Trachoma programme

CBM has been recognised for its outstanding innovation in improving water, sanitation and hygiene to tackle trachoma.


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


#Costing Equity: The case for disability-responsive education financing

CBM's support to the IDDC consortium #Costing Equity research launched at the UN General Assembly.


CBM a key sponsor and program partner of IAPB General Assembly

CBM will be attending the IAPB’s 10th General Assembly (10GA) from 27-30 October 2016 held in Durban, South Africa, as a key sponsor.


Habitat III and the Inclusion Imperative

CBM and the Global Network on Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development participate in the HABITAT III process


CBM publishes its NTD Report 2016

The NTD Report 2016 provides details of our work in NTDs in 17 countries across the globe.


SDGs One year on - where is the EU?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted a year ago in New York with the aim of leaving no-one behind and eliminating poverty by 2030.


CBM attends the World CBR Congress

CBM will attend the 2nd World CBR Congress from Sept 27-29 2016 in Kuala Lumpur


One year since the EU was issued with recommendations to implement the CRPD

On 2nd October 2016 it will be one year since the European Union was issued with recommendations to implement the CRPD


Women and Girls with disabilities at the centre of an inclusive development

Many women and girls experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, vulnerability, and marginalisation throughout their lives


EU Consensus for Development

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


Social Impact Assessment of Livelihood Programmes

CBM helped conduct an exploratory study to investigate how the SROI framework can be applied in the field of livelihood development


Disability and the women’s agenda

CBM is currently attending the 13th AWID international forum in Brazil. We take this opportunity to interview two women with disabilities


Human Rights and the CRPD – What Lies Ahead?

The WBU & ICEVI brought together over 800 activists, professionals and supporters of the global blindness movement to celebrate achievements


Intersectionalities of Identities

CBM will soon be attending the 13th AWID international forum in Brazil. We take this opportunity to interview our colleague Maegan Shanks.


Building collective power of women with disabilities

CBM will take part in the 13th AWID international forum held in Brazil from 8-11 September 2016, attended by over 2,000 participants.


Rights of persons with disabilities in EU-Africa JPA

At the June 2016 Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Windhoek, MEPs and MPs decided to bring disability back to the agenda


Action to implement the 2030 Agenda

A year after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, Member States, Civil Society, the Private Sector and UN Agencies come together for the High Level Political Forum.


HLPF - The point of view of an Egyptian organisation

Ms. Margrit Saroufim from CEOSS (Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services) talks about the potential impact of the HLPF.


High-level Political Forum and the engagement of persons with disabilities

Orsolya Bartha & Elizabeth Lockwood talk about the upcoming High Level Political Forum.


Madagascar and the opportunity of the HLPF

Madagascar is one of the countries that has volunteered to give a national review at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)


HLPF: On the way to New York again

Michael Herbst (CBM Germany Head of Advocacy Unit) talks about the High- Level Political Forum in New York.


CBM highly commended at 2016 Duty of Care Awards

CBM has been highly commended at the 2016 Duty of Care Awards in the ‘Innovation’ category


Costing Equity

The Education Commission is working towards estimating the financing needed to meet SDG 4.


CBM contribution towards a new WHO resolution

The first Resolution on the prevention of hearing loss and deafness in over 20 years is on its way!


CBM announces appointment of Chief Programme Officer

David Bainbridge starts at CBM with effect from 01 June 2016


Disability charter endorsed at World Humanitarian Summit

CBM, with partners, participates in the first ever World Humanitarian Summit, promoting inclusion of persons with disabilities


Active Participation: Key to Inclusion

Testimonies from humanitarian workers with disabilities


Setting humanitarian action on a new course

The declaration of Ms. Heidi Hautala, Member of the EP Delegation to the World Humanitarian Summit, former Finnish Minister for International Development.


Time for action for persons with disabilities at the World Humanitarian Summit

Camille Gosselin, Humanitarian Advocacy Manager of Handicap International, explains the Charter on "Inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action"


The World Humanitarian Summit and disability inclusion

On 23rd and 24th of May 2016, the first ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey


Charter presents agenda for inclusive humanitarian action

CBM endorses the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action


Silent Tears exhibition, the story untold

CBM co-hosted a side-event with Handicap International’s Making It Work Initiative on Gender and Disability


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


Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority

CBM is taking part in a series of events co-hosted by the World Bank and the World Health Organization on 13 and 14 April 2016


Mental health is key to disaster risk reduction

Humanitarian crises have a great impact on mental health. Working to strengthen resilience of communities at risk of disaster is important.


Five Perspectives on Gender Equality

We interviewed women and men with disabilities to get their perspectives on gender equality


SDG 5: Gender equality and Disability Inclusive Development in the SDGs

This article gives an overview of some of the key targets of Goal 5 of the SDGs


Gender and the European Union: a commitment towards leaving no one behind

Alba Gonzalez, EU policy officer outlines steps the EU is taking to include women and girls with disabilities in it’s work on gender


Trachoma mapping project identifies 100 million people at risk of avoidable blindness

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project has successfully identified 100 million people at risk of blinding Trachoma.


CBM signs MoU with International Council of Ophthalmology

CBM signs MoU with International Council of Ophthalmology


Improving Data in Disability

In this article we interview Ms. Hannah Kuper, co-director of ICED


New resources on Agenda 2030 and the CRPD

Some new resources have recently become available on Agenda 2030 and the CRPD


2016 International Symposium on Disability and Data

ICED and CBM, Sightsavers, ICRC and Handicap International will be hosting an International Symposium on ‘Disability in the SDGs


Disability-inclusive Sendai implementation

The Dhaka Declaration, adapted at the Dhaka Conference on Disability and Disaster, December 2015, supports implementation of the Sendai Framework


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


International Disability Day

In this article we interview 3 disability activists about how they celebrate International Disability Day


European conference on disability-inclusive development cooperation

CBM is co-hosting a conference entitled 'Leave no one behind - Tackling inequalities of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'


Human Rights and Disability

Facundo Chávez Penillas from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights answers some questions from CBM on Disability and Human Rights


MapMyDay kicks off on December 3

MapMyDay is a campaign encouraging people around the world to mark places in their neighborhoods and cities according to their wheelchair accessibility


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)


Inclusive and Accessible Cities For All

This article talks about infrastructural and accessibility barriers faced by persons with disabilities and how to make cities inclusive for all


Importance of data in disability

Islay Mactaggart from ICED talks about the importance of data in disability


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


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.


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.


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.


CBM hosts NTD NGDO Network Meetings 2015

CBM hosted the 6th Session of the NTD NGDO Network in Abu Dhabi, with over 150 organisations and 240 participants in attendance


CBM hosts important NTD meeting in Abu Dhabi

From 13 to 16 September 2015 CBM will host the annual NTD NGDO Meeting in Abu Dhabi, which will be attended by over 150 leading organisations


CBM publishes its Neglected Tropical Diseases Report

The NTD Report 2015 provides details of our work in NTDs in over 25 countries across the globe


Minimum Standards for Age and Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action

Launch of new set of standards to strengthen capacity of humanitarian agencies


World Federation of the Deaf World Congress 2015

CBM had a strong presence at the WFD World Congress in Istanbul this year and was represented by CBM staff from around the world.


All Under One Roof

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


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.


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


Inclusive Humanitarian Action

An integral part of the new global agenda


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.


Factors for Success – Mental Health Coalition in Sierra Leone

CBM conducted research on factors associated with successful mental health advocacy in a low-income country


Implementing universal accessibility

CBM Technical Advisor for Accessibility discusses the prospects and challenges of implementing universal accessibility


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


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.


Key to finding and supporting children with disabilities

A new tool to help identify children with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries and ensure they get the support has been published


The Future is Inclusive - how to make international development disability-inclusive

This publication sets the rationale for including persons with disabilities and highlights key principles to support disability-inclusive development


Importance of inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

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


WFD calls for Deaf experts to be nominated

The World Federation of the Deaf is calling for nominations of qualified Deaf experts to fulfil the responsibilities of the CRPD Committee.


Post-2015 DRR framework is disability-inclusive

CBM welcomes the new framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which promises greater resilience for all of society


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


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


DRR - Inclusion key to resilience

At the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), CBM supports a disability-inclusive Post-2015 framework


“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


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


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


Excessive exposure to noise: a life sentence?

In this article we look closer at a hypothetical journey of a deaf girl through life and exposure to noise.


Recommendations from IDA and IDDC

The post-2015 political declaration must include persons with disabilities


CBM publishes its DID Toolkit

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


Our aim for 2015

Ensuring that persons with disabilities are included in global policies


Highlights from 2014

We invite you to have a look at our successes this past year


Launch event at the EU Parliament

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


“Building the Evidence in Disability" - new study

New study suggests comprehensive methodology to assess disability


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


Post-2015 development agenda: what is to come?

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


CBM GCE Report

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


Accessible technology in humanitarian action

To ensure full inclusion and maximum resilience for all in emergency response and Disaster Risk Reduction, technology must be accessible


25th Anniversary of the Rights of Children

The Convention on the Rights of the Child was launched 25 years ago. At CBM, we believe that children with disabilities should be protected.


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.


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.


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.


World DRR conference to be disability-inclusive

CBM welcomes news that the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be inclusive of persons with disabilities


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


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


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.


Emancipation of girls

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


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.


Inclusive Education for everyone

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


NTD NGDO Network Annual Meeting 2014

CBM participates in the 2014 The Neglected Tropical Disease NGDO Network annual meeting in Paris, France


Proposed Sustainable Development Goal 4- Education

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


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.


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.


'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.


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


Launch of the FundaMentalSDG campaign

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


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


UN meetings discuss progress on disability rights

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


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


Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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


Global Campaign for Education - Action Week 2014

From 4-10 May, the Global Campaign for Education is running its Global Action Week 2014 promoting free quality inclusive education for all


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


World Glaucoma Week 2014

To commemorate World Glaucoma Week 2014, CBM International gives us a brief analysis of the condition and what can be done to control it


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


Great Strides for Self-Advocacy in Africa

Robinah Alambuyah wins award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Mental Health Care from The Swiss Foundation for World Health


Joe Morrissey passes away

CBM mourns the passing of Joe Morrissey, a long time CBM co-worker who recently retired, but was still active in deaf education


Launch of GCE 2014 policy report

2014 GCE policy report launched at CBM symposium 'Making Education Inclusive for People with Disabilities in Development Co-operation'


Human Rights Day - CBM welcomes MiNDbank

On Human Rights Day 2013 the WHO launches MiNDbank, a online platform of mental health policies, strategies, laws and service standards


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.


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.


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


WHO & CBM launch publication on inclusive health

WHO, CBM and other partners have released a guidance note about including persons with disabilities in Emergency Risk Management for Health


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


UN General Assembly side event

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


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


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


Disaster Reduction - Flood-proofing essentials

Leading up to 13 October, International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013, CBM celebrates disability inclusive practices from around the world


Disaster Reduction - Five inclusive NGOs in action

Leading up to 13 October, International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013, CBM celebrates disability inclusive practices from around the world


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


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


Secretary General’s report released 'A Life of Dignity for All'

CBM welcomes the UN Secretary-General’s report on the MDGs and post-2015 goals - A life of dignity for all.


CBM participate in UN summer meetings on disability rights

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


CBM speaks at Panel organised by German Government

August 2013 - At a panel discussion in Berlin the topic of inclusive development and emergencies was debated and explained to citizens


Caritas explores disability inclusion

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


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.


CBM Italy president receives top award

Mario R. Angi MD has received the 2013 'Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award' from The American Academy of Ophthalmology


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


CBM announces new President

Dave McComiskey will take over from Allen Foster as President and CEO of CBM International on 29 June 2013


New cerebral palsy training manual

A new training manual ‘Getting to know Cerebral Palsy’ for parents of children with cerebral palsy has been developed with support of CBM


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


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


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


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


GP DRR outcome statement includes disability

In May 2013 CBM and partners participated in the 4th session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva


Publication on Inclusive Disaster Risk Management

CBM and DiDRRN launch a key publication on Inclusive Disaster Risk Management, including good practice examples and 'voices from the field'


CBM participates in global DRR conference

In May 2013 CBM will be taking part in the 4th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva.


Dr Norval Christy passes away

Dr Norval Christy was a CBM Medical Adviser while working in Pakistan and China; CBM is deeply saddened by the news


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


The Key Informant Child Disability Project

Research on identifying children with disabilities conducted by CBM and ICED in Bangladesh and Pakistan


How do we solve a problem like trachoma?

To eliminate blinding trachoma by 2020, programs must be integrated into local health services & capacity developed in badly hit communities


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


World Report on Disability - in International Sign language

Summary of the World Report on Disability in International Sign language, and other formats


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


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


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


Inclusive development for women with disabilities

International Women’s Day – remembering the vulnerabilty of women with disabilities and calling for Inclusive Development


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


CBM key role in New Zealand disaster preparedness

The importance of disability inclusion in disaster preparedness has been recognised by New Zealand, following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake


CBM film wins award at Disaster Risk Reduction conference

Focusing on a young woman who lives in a flood prone region of Bangladesh, 'Kazol and the Flood’ is voted best in ‘Human Interest’ category


CBM co-worker Mr Joseph Morrissey retires

Sian Tesni interviews Mr. Joseph Morrissey, a CBM co-worker who worked as a teacher in East Africa for more than 40 years


Africa begins Mental Health Strategy development

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


Disability and climate change

Climate change has the greatest impact on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, a significant proportion of whom are people with disabilities


Learning from the New Zealand earthquakes

CBM partnered with New Zealand government departments in May 2012 to help ensure future emergency response is disability inclusive


CBM nominates Dr Hennig as 'Eye Health Hero'

CBM nominates retired co-worker Dr Albrecht Hennig as 'Eye Health Hero', a feature of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 9th General Assembly (9GA) in September 2012


Shafallah Forum highlights disability in emergencies

CBM attends Fifth International Shafallah Forum - which focussed on aspects of humanitarian crises - in Qatar, January 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


Mental health - CBM research progress

February 2012 – Recent progress in research in mental health carried out by CBM and partner organisations


CBM surgeon produces cataract surgery training DVD

Dr Will Dean, a CBM co-worker ophthalmologist in Malawi, has produced a training DVD and booklet to assist in training eye surgeons


WHO mhGAP Forum held on World Mental Health Day 2011

On 10th October 2011 - World Mental Health Day - the third mhGAP Forum was held in Geneva, Switzerland


CBM staff member wins award

David Lewis has been honoured with a prestigious award from ACFID (Australian Council for International Development)


Floods in Southeast Asia and Central America

CBM and its partners monitor the situation closely as projects are affected; the impact of natural disasters is greater for persons with disabilities


Deafblind International World Conference 2011

In September 2011, CBM attended the 15th Deafblind International (DbI) World Conference, entitled 'Inclusion for a lifetime of opportunities’


CBM co-hosts NTD NGDO Network meeting

In September 2011 CBM co-hosted the 2nd 'Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) NGDO' meeting in Nairobi, Kenya


Standard Chartered's US$100m commitment to prevent blindness

Standard Chartered sets sights high with US$100 million target to help eradicate avoidable blindness


APOC wins António Champalimaud Vision Award 2011

CBM congratulates all programme participants and looks forward to continuing our long-standing relationship


ICTC releases global strategic plan

CBM welcomes '2020 INSight', a strategy report mapping the global eliminating of blinding trachoma by 2020


World Federation of the Deaf Congress

In July 2011, CBM - with partners - attended the 16th World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in Durban


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


The World Report on Disability

CBM looks forward to the World Report on Disability, which will be launched at the United Nations in New York on 9 June 2011


Conference on disability and emergencies

From Oslo, where an international conference explores inclusion of people with disabilities in emergency response - including live reports


CBM urges G8 leaders to honour NTD commitments

CBM and advocacy partners are urging the G8 leaders to honour their 2010 commitments towards eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)


CBM assists earthquake relief efforts

CBM New Zealand are showing solidarity with persons affected by the earthquake which struck Christchurch by assisting in relief efforts


New Blindness Data Released

Recently released World Health Organization (WHO) data indicate that prevalence of visual impairment has been significantly reduced


Irish seminar explores disability inclusion

On 6 Dec 2010 CBM Ireland jointly organised a seminar in Galway, exploring the role of Local Government in promoting disability inclusion


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


New CBR guidelines launched at Abuja Conference

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


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



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