Celebrating World Humanitarian Day

Every 19 August, World Humanitarian Day is set aside to honor humanitarian efforts made around the globe and to assert the need for supporting people in crisis.

This year, World Humanitarian Day 2019 is celebrating women humanitarians and their contributions toward making the world a better place. At CBM, we would like to highlight the work of two women working in crisis situations: Tahmida from Bangladesh and Deborah from Zimbabwe.

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Clare Louise Cullen
Safeguarding children and adults-at-risk

On the first page of CBM’s Safeguarding policy1 you can read, “CBM believes that every child and adult has the right to protection and to live in ‘safe environments’, regardless of gender, ethnicity, political association, religion, sexual orientation and whether or not they have a disability. It is CBM’s responsibility to make sure that all children and adults who come into contact with CBM’s development and humanitarian programming are safeguarded to the greatest extent possible.”

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Louise Talbot Beirne
Making Inclusion a Reality!

On June 13th 2019, Dr. Mary Keogh, Director of Disability Inclusive Development with CBM International, spoke at the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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Mary Keogh
Disability is not a niche

On Tuesday 27 June, the Dóchas Disability and International Development Working Group presented at a meeting in Leinster House organised by the Irish branch of the European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA). We discussed global issues of importance for disability inclusive development such as the need for disaggregated data on disability.

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