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  • Nurse Eugenia at CBM partner Kabgayi Eye Unit in Rwanda

    What if more crash test dummies were female? How we need to tackle gender inequality

    Friday, 8th March, 2019 | Rachel Aston
    International observance days provide a great opportunity to celebrate, raise awareness, and lobby for change. In her blog for International Women’s Day, Kirsty Smith celebrates three women who are, through their work with CBM, making a difference ...
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  • Women on the frontline of Eye Health – International Women’s Day

    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
    Nearly two thirds of the world’s blind people are women. Too often, women’s health and wellbeing is still valued less than that of men, which means they are less likely to access sight-saving medical care. For example, a CBM programme in Cote d...
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  • Positive first steps but a long way to go: Parliamentary Inquiry into DFID’s work on disability

    Friday, 1st March, 2019 | Rachel Aston
    The Parliamentary International Development Committee (IDC) is considering evidence from a number of stakeholders, including CBM UK, about the Department for International Development’s (DFID) work on disability. This provides a valuable opportunit...
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  • Taking eye health services to rural Rwanda – outreach stories

    Friday, 22nd February, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
    It is 5am as, bleary eyed, we set off for Kigeme in southern Rwanda to run a one-day eye-health clinic. I have spent the week meeting staff and patients at Kabgayi Eye Hospital, set up in 1993 by the Roman Catholic Diocese and CBM, and located about ...
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  • Gordon Banks in 1970

    What a save! Thoughts on the death of Gordon Banks

    Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 | Dave Taylor
    As I write this, the sad news is breaking that one of football’s greatest ever goalkeepers, Gordon Banks, has passed away. Gordon will be forever remembered for that stunning save from the legendary Pele, in the 1970 World Cup Finals in Mexico. Eve...
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  • Child on crutches crosses a muddy ditch, image of mobile phone showing bridge

    #MentalHealthMatters: Humanitarian Hands-on Tool

    Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 | CBM UK
    Ben Adams, Mental Health Advisor at CBM and PhD fellow Trinity College Dublin, writes about mental health and CBM’s Humanitarian Hands-on Tool. This article was originally published by the Mental Health Innovation Network.  In humanitarian cri...
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  • Now is the time: will people with disabilities truly be at the centre of DFID’s new strategy?

    Friday, 1st February, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
    Last year was doubtlessly an ambitious one for the Department for International Development’s (DFID) work on disability. April 2018 saw significant efforts to influence the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting to commit to disability in...
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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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  • 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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