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  • Khadijat and her daughter Jamila, sat by a sewing machine.

    Gaining respect and financial stability: stories from Nigerian women

    Friday, 26th November, 2021 | CBM UK
    Women and girls with disabilities in Nigeria are at least twice as likely as other women and girls to experience rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence. Economic dependency, lack of access to education, negative community attitudes and lack of supp...
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  • Irene Ojiugo, Executive Director DRAC, speaking at a training session.

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Breaking the Cycle in Nigeria

    Thursday, 25th November, 2021 | CBM UK
    Irene Ojiugo is Executive Director of CBM’s partner Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC) in Nigeria. Together through our Break the Cycle project – funded by the UK Aid Direct scheme – DRAC and CBM are reducing violence against women and gi...
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  • A woman with visual impairment, standing in a village in Bangladesh, after south-Asian monsoon rains caused especially heavy flooding in 2017. ©CBM/Gonzalo Bell

    “Not fear but hope” – what do the outcomes of COP26 mean for more inclusive climate justice?

    Monday, 22nd November, 2021 | Kirsty Smith
    After two weeks of intense negotiations, COP26 came to an end with something between a whimper and a bang. It may have felt from the media coverage that the Glasgow conference was more about high profile visits of politicians and celebrities than abo...
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  • A fistula patient is registered for treatment at UMCN Hospital Jalingo Taraba State

    Preventing fistula and improving maternal health in Nigeria

    Wednesday, 17th November, 2021 | CBM UK
    Obstetric fistula is a debilitating condition affecting women and girls, causing incontinence and leaving them prone to infection. It is usually the result of prolonged labour and lack of maternal healthcare. It’s estimated that 150,000 women a...
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  • Pom sitting on her porch at home, holding her baby grandsonn her porch at home, holding her baby grandson

    #LoveYourEyes: stories from Vietnam

    Monday, 11th October, 2021 | CBM UK
    Many of us take our sight for granted and we often forget how fortunate we are to have easy access to eye health services here in the UK. 90% of visual impairment could be prevented or treated, but millions of people worldwide don’t have access to ...
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  • Esterei, MeHUCA local committee member, at home with her family.

    Improving community-based support for people with mental health conditions in Malawi: successes, challenges and lessons learned

    Sunday, 10th October, 2021 | CBM UK
    People with mental health conditions in Malawi, as in so many parts of the world, often face stigma, prejudice and abuse. They struggle to access treatment and support due to the lack of mental health resources available, particularly in rural areas....
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  • L-R: Valery, Victoria M, and Rehema.

    Overcoming mental health challenges: stories from a Kenyan university

    Friday, 8th October, 2021 | CBM UK
    Mental health conditions affect as many as one in four people at some point in their lives, equating to about 12 million Kenyans alive today. Research at universities has shown that students, particularly those from lower-income backgrounds, are part...
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  • Group photo of CBM and BasicNeeds staff working on the mental health project in Kenya.

    Celebrating success & partnership: supporting mental wellbeing of students in Kenya

    Thursday, 7th October, 2021 | CBM UK
    As our 2-year project supporting mental health and wellbeing of university students in Kenya comes to a close, we’re celebrating its achievements – particularly innovative adaptations during the Coronavirus pandemic – and our fantastic partners...
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  • Umaru (right) receives maize flour and rice as part of CBM and NUDIPU’s COVID-19 response in Uganda.

    Incredible snapshots of humanitarian workers during COVID-19

    Thursday, 19th August, 2021 | CBM UK
    Today is World Humanitarian Day and in this photo blog we’re celebrating some of the incredible humanitarian workers around the world who have been risking their lives to protect those most at-risk during the Coronavirus pandemic. People with disab...
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  • Susan wearing a face mask

    Second chance at education: A game changer for girls with disabilities

    Tuesday, 10th August, 2021 | CBM UK
    The Supporting Adolescent Girls’ Education (SAGE) project targets adolescent girls’ who have never been to school or dropped out of school due to poverty, child-marriage and disability. These and other barriers are mitigated through a community-b...
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