Sharing inspiring stories for International Day of People with Disabilities

Posted on: Monday, 26th November, 2018

International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) is coming up on 3rd December. We will be sharing inspiring stories of individuals who are defying expectations.

Too many people face poverty, stigma and isolation, denied the chance to go to school or earn a living, just because they have a disability. CBM reaches out to people whom others leave behind, enabling people with disabilities to achieve their full potential.

Over the next week, we will be sharing stories of individuals living in the world’s poorest places who have had to overcome several barriers because of their disabilities and are defying the expectations of others.

Look out for blogs about…

Prince, a determined and remarkable young man who lives in Malawi, Southern Africa. Prince was born with Cerebral Palsy and has faced many barriers in his life but this ambitious teenager has never let this stand in his way.

Prince from Malawi can go to school now he has been provided a wheelchair by CBM.





Khaleda, a strong and powerful advocate, from Bangladesh, who has always defied the expectations of those around her.





Rabi and Rukaya from Nigeria, West Africa, who share their experiences of living with physical disabilities in poor communities and the stigma and discrimination they have had to overcome.

Rabi (left) and Rukaya (right) from Nigeria.





Shirley, a mother and advocate for disability inclusion from Vanuatu, in the South Pacific. Despite other’s low expectations, Shirley not only advocates for her own rights, but for the rights of other people with disabilities.

Shirley from Vanuatu sat down and smiling.



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You can also find out about CBM’s work to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities in this blog from our Policy Manager, Rachel Aston.

Coming up…

We will also be sharing a brand new film called Don’t Underestimate Me on 3rd December, so keep an eye out on our social media and YouTube channels!


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