375kpeople with disabilities were empowered to have a voice and an influence in their communities
In many countries where CBM works, people with disabilities face stigma and discrimination. They are often excluded from their communities and denied their rights and opportunities to fulfill their potential.
We help to equip people with disabilities and their families with the tools that they need to speak out and claim their rights, and to show that we all benefit when disabled people are included and empowered.
How we help
CBM programmes help promote disability inclusion and rights by:
Training and supporting people with disabilities and their families to speak out for and claim their rights;
Supporting self-help groups and disabled people’s organisations to provide peer support and give people with disabilities a stronger voice;
Influencing Governments and decision makers through policy and advocacy work, encouraging them to recognise the rights of people with disabilities and the valuable contribution they can make.