On Friday, January 27, 2012, between 12-2 pm, join us at the University of Toronto , Munk School of Global Affairs, Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, as we have the official launch in Canada the WHO's World Report on Disability. [Read more]
What is CBR?
“A strategy within community development for the rehabilitation, equalisation of opportunities, poverty reduction, and social inclusion of all people with disabilities.”
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are 8 development objectives set by the UN and membership organizations for the global community. They address the needs of the world’s poorest and most marginalized populations by fostering collaborative action in key areas -poverty, education, health and the environment.
In September, 2010, the General Assembly adopted the resolution, "Keeping the promise: united to achieve the Millennium Development Goals" (A/RES/64/299), recognizing that policies and actions must also focus on persons with disabilities so that they benefit from progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Disability-inclusive MDGs would also support the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Given the challenges that people with disabilities face, it is vital that the global community works to mainstream disability across all development sectors.
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cbm works to raise awareness about disability with governments,
donor agencies and other NGOs, advocating that the fight against poverty
has to include people with disabilities.
cbm also tries to create understanding about the barriers faced by people with disabilities living in the poorest communities.
cbm has experienced specialists in community based rehabilitation
(CBR), health care, and education. We also conduct studies to identify
the most cost effective interventions to prevent, treat and support
cbm makes this expertise available through publications,
workshops and training programs to share knowledge with partners and
cbm works with like-minded organizations to put disability on the international agenda.
One example is the International Disability and Development Consortium,
a group of 19 Disabled People's Organizations and development
organizations committed to improving the lives of people with
disabilities in the developing world.
Through networking with IDDC partners, a study has been conducted
demonstrating the necessity of including people with disabilities in
cbm aims to ensure that major international development processes
and frameworks include the rights of people with disabilities. In
certain situations, cbm will take a proactive approach to guide donor agencies to include disability in their own policies.
This requires cbm to stay informed on developmental policies and
programs of donor governments, and to take specific targeted actions to
promote the inclusion of disability issues. We do this by meeting
directly with policy makers and disseminating policy papers to explain
cbm strives to support our partners in their advocacy work. Many
local community organizations, parents' associations, Disabled People's
Organizations, and faith-based organizations with whom we work in
partnership promote the rights of people with disabilities within their
Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act Alliance Update
Resources from Canadian Network on Disability and Development.
Tool kit for developing disability-inclusive policies and programs by CBM Australia
CBM tool kit for incorporating disability in the Millennium Development Goals, and CBM’s Position Paper on Post 2015/MDG Development Agenda
International Disability Alliance
Canadian Heritage (Human Rights Program)
UN Secretariat on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
DISTAT, the United Nations Disability Statistics Database
Including the rights of persons with disabilities in United Nations programming at country level
WHO: Community-based Rehabilitation Guidelines
The Canadian Network on Disability and Development
Making It Work Presentation at the Fifth Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and data on good practices.
Mainstreaming disability in the development agenda: Resources
World Disability Report
David Lepofsky: Accessing Accessibility
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