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  • Shirley, 24, from Vanuatu, and her two sons.

    Shirley: facing everyday underestimation in Vanuatu

    Sunday, 2nd December, 2018 | CBM UK
    People with disabilities often experience negative attitudes and beliefs around their skills and capabilities and are frequently underestimated. This has been the case for Shirley, a motivated 24-year-old woman, mother, advocate for disability inclus...
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  • Kirsty and Prisca, outside Prisca's home in the Masaka District, Uganda.

    Breaking down barriers in Uganda

    Friday, 30th November, 2018 | Kirsty Smith
    CBM’s Kirsty Smith recently visited some of our programmes in Uganda, where she met inspiring individuals who have faced and overcome huge barriers in their lives because of their disabilities. In this latest blog, Kirsty recalls the story of hardw...
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  • Rabi (left) and Rukaya (right) from Nigeria.

    Experiences of women living with disabilities in Nigeria

    Thursday, 29th November, 2018 | Rebecca Molyneux
    Rebecca Molyneux is CBM UK’s Programme Manager for West Africa. She recently visited one of CBM’s partners in Nigeria who are working to tackle violence against women and girls with disabilities. In this blog, she shares the stories of two women ...
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  • Khaleda from Bangladesh with her sewing machine at home.

    Khaleda: Defying Expectations in Bangladesh

    Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 | CBM UK
    Khaleda is a strong and powerful advocate who has overcome many barriers in her life. One of the biggest barriers she has faced is the negative attitudes of others. Growing up in Bangladesh, Khaleda contracted typhoid as a young girl. Due to a lack o...
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  • Prince: Disability is not Inability

    Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 | Mark Housden
    In this latest blog post, our Marketing Manager, Mark Housden, talks about his inspiring visit to a young man called Prince, who lives in Malawi, Southern Africa. As we approach International Day of People with Disabilities, I want to tell you about ...
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  • Violence against women and girls with disabilities poster from Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC).

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: ensuring an inclusive response to VAWG

    Sunday, 25th November, 2018 | Kirsty Smith
    Globally, an estimated one in five to one in three women will experience violence at some point in their life. This ranges from controlling behaviour and psychological abuse, to physical violence, sexual assault, rape, forced marriage, ‘honour’-b...
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  • Tackling Diabetic Retinopathy in Latin America

    Wednesday, 14th November, 2018
    Dr. Pedro Gomez is one of CBM’s global health advisors. In this blog, he explains what CBM is doing to tackle Diabetic Retinopathy in some of the poorest communities in Latin America. The incidence of Diabetes is increasing worldwide and so, t...
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  • Join me to witness Desire's amazing journey to sight

    Thursday, 13th September, 2018 | Rosi Jack
    Preparing for a life-changing journey This weekend, I will be travelling to Cameroon, West Africa to be part of something truly amazing – and I hope you will join me. Working in the Communications Team at CBM UK means I’m regularly involved in sh...
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  • Children with disability pose for a photo with some of the facilitators during the Kenya mini disability summit held on 24th May 2018. The children participated in discussions on disability and gave their recommendations to be considered by the Government of Kenya and other stakeholders. (c) Save the Children International.

    Global Disability Summit: 4 actions to further inclusion

    Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 | Rachel Aston
    In this blog, CBM UK’s Policy and Advocacy Manager, Rachel Aston, highlights some of the key asks made at the Global Disability Summit in London on 24th July 2018. First posted on BOND’s website 26th July 2018. The Global Disability Summi...
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    Our partners and colleagues worldwide share their hopes for the Global Disability Summit

    Friday, 20th July, 2018 | CBM UK
    Ahead of the Global Disability Summit on 24th July, our colleagues and partners around the world have been sharing their hopes for the outcomes of the Summit – we’ve brought together all their voices in this latest blog.   Lars Bosselmann Di...
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