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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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  • 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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