Celebrating World Humanitarian Day
Living Leadership Experiences
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.
Safeguarding children and adults-at-risk
CEO of CBM Ireland, Sarah O’Toole, took the opportunity to reflect on how the time she spent living and working in Haiti impacted on her leadership style and abilities for Strive magazine.
Promoting disability inclusion in Ireland's development policy
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.”
Making Inclusion a Reality!
On July 2nd 2019 Dóchas Disability in International Development Working Group (DDIDWG) presented to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs & Trade and Defence on 2nd July at the Dáil, on the importance of disability inclusion in Ireland.
12th Session of the Conference of States Parties on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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).
Mainstreaming Disability: sharing experiences on the human-rights based approach
CBM’s Director of Disability Inclusive Development, Dr. Mary Keogh, speaking at the Convention of States Parties on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities about the importance of inclusion and leaving no one behind.
International Day of People with Disabilities 2018. Today we are celebrating inclusion.
CBM Director of Disability Inclusive Development (DID) Mary Keogh and Kathy Al Ju’beh, Senior Advisor for Inclusive Development were invited as guest speakers to share CBM’s experience and expertise on disability inclusion.
Today is World Sight Day 2018
Globally, one billion people have a disability, and 80 per cent live in developing countries. Each and every person with disabilities has the right to be treated equally, to be included and to be afforded the same opportunities to achieve their full potential. Today, we celebrate inclusion.
Our work with Irish Aid: 2016-2018
Today October 11th 2018 is World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness around blindness and visual impairment. Read here the latest sight-saving news from CBM, including the eradication of trachoma in Ghana.
International Day of People with Disabilities
With support from the Irish Government, through Irish Aid, CBM Ireland is supporting children and adults with disabilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Disability is not a niche
Globally, one billion people have a disability, and 80 per cent live in developing countries. In developing countries, women comprise three quarters of people with disabilities. Women and girls with disabilities are disproportionately represented and are often the furthest left behind.
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.