CBM Global Disability Inclusion

CBM Global works alongside people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives. Drawing on over 100 years’ experience, we work with the most marginalised in society to break the cycle of poverty and disability and build inclusive communities where everyone can enjoy their human rights and fulfil their full potential.

We work in over 20 countries, investing in long-term, authentic partnership with the Disability Movement and maximising our impact through a coordinated mix of inclusive community-based programmes, local to global advocacy and delivering inclusion advice to other organisations.

A group of women, some with disabilities, sit on the floor. They are smiling and waving at the camera - Zimbabwe. Credit © CBM/Hayduk

World-leading expertise, authentic partnership.

9 year old Minu, wearing new glasses, with her parents, all smiling - Nepal.

Our work and world-leading expertise is focussed in 4 core areas: community based inclusive development, humanitarian action, inclusive eye health & neglected tropical diseases, and community mental health. Our programmes across Africa, Asia and Latin America are developed and delivered with local partner organisations to ensure long-term transformation and accountability in communities we serve.  We draw on learning and evidence from our community work to inform our advocacy and achieve systemic change for people with disabilities.  We share our expertise, advising governments, UN bodies and others on how to ensure inclusion in their own organisations, policies and programmes through our Inclusion Advisory Group

Authentic partnership with the Disability Movement underpins all we do. We’re deeply committed to working alongside people with disabilities and their representative organisations, and to the principle of “nothing about us without us”. We work with and support organisations of people with disabilities in our programmes, to ensure we meet the needs of, and are accountable to, the individuals and communities we serve. Our advocacy aims to support and amplify the voices of people with disabilities, from community to global level. Our advisory approach is undertaken with the best technical experts on disability inclusion – people with disabilities themselves.

A man wearing a CBM jacket walks side by side with a woman using a stick -Zimbabwe.

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