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  • Students attending an inclusive school in Nigeria.

    Inclusive Education in Nigeria – celebrating an amazing partnership & lasting impact

    Thursday, 5th May, 2022 | CBM UK
    CBM has been partnering with Elim Christian Vocational Training Centre for more than 15 years to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Benue State, Nigeria – ensuring they have better access to health, social, educational, economic and p...
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  • Wheelchair user, Dabwiso (19), at home with his mother and sister, in Zambia

    Meeting the Ambition of the new FCDO Disability Inclusion & Rights Strategy

    Wednesday, 13th April, 2022 | Ursula Grant
    The FCDO reaffirmed its commitment to be a global leader on disability inclusion through the release of its recent and well received Disability Inclusion and Rights Strategy (2022-2030). The strategic intent is to meaningfully engage, empower and ena...
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  • A lady standing with a crutch smiling

    Lessons learned from partnerships with organisations of persons with disabilities – read the full report

    Friday, 8th April, 2022 | CBM UK
    On 6th April 2022, CBM UK hosted a virtual event to launch the findings from our new report: “We have a key role now”: Lessons learned from partnerships with organisations of persons with disabilities”. Organisations of Persons with Disabilitie...
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  • Five members of the Zimbabwe SUCCEED project team (2 women and 3 men) holding a banner saying National Association of Persons with Psychosocial disabilities "nothing about us without us"

    “A revolution of people fighting for their livelihood, rights and dignity” – Formation of the National Association for people with psychosocial disabilities in Zimbabwe

    Wednesday, 6th April, 2022 | CBM UK
    “As a person with a Psycho-social disability, my expectations have gone way beyond what I thought would be possible. My attitude has completely changed. Instead of having people with psycho-social-disabilities being people who need to be fixed, an...
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  • A lady with a crutch smiling to camera holding a piece of paper with writing on

    Building effective partnerships with the Disability Movement – sharing lessons learned

    Monday, 4th April, 2022 | CBM UK
    “CBM builds the bridges, the connection, and the link. Opening the door, getting the communication going, coaching people on how to pitch things and how to be strategic. They influenced the change in perceptions – of looking at people with disab...
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  • Training for Shi Shin Apparel employees on disability inclusion, with CDD

    Promoting inclusion in the workplace – a case study from Bangladesh

    Friday, 1st April, 2022 | CBM UK
    People with disabilities in low-and middle-income countries often find it difficult to earn a living because they can’t access education or training and face stigma and discrimination from employers. But pioneering organisations like Shin Shin Appa...
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  • 2 ladies sitting down, one his in a wheelchair who is holding a hairbrush

    FCDO Disability Inclusion and Rights strategy: Ambition is to be encouraged but confidence has to be re-engaged

    Wednesday, 30th March, 2022 | Mark Barrell
    The new FCDO Disability Inclusion and Rights strategy alongside 18 commitments to help its delivery were launched at the Global Disability Summit in  February 2022 by Vicky Ford, the Minster for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean at the Foreign...
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  • OPD Conversations: Sustaining a Disability Movement

    Friday, 25th March, 2022 | Kirsty Smith
    In the third blog of the series, disability activists discuss their roles as members of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in advocating for the rights of all people with disabilities in Uganda. CBM UK is deeply committed to working al...
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  • OPD Conversations: Inclusive Communications during COVID-19

    Thursday, 24th March, 2022 | Kirsty Smith
    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital importance of access to clear and accurate public health information, with very real implications for our health and safety. In this blog, we hear from four disability activists in Uganda on the challen...
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  • OPD Conversations: Building Confidence and Challenging Stigma

    Wednesday, 23rd March, 2022 | Kirsty Smith
    In 2021, CBM UK Chief Executive Kirsty Smith carried out a series of in-person interviews with members of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in Uganda. All are alumni of the Bridge CRPD-SDG training programme, which builds the capacity...
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