CBM advocates for those living with disabilities in the poorest of countries. There are 800 million children, women and men living in the developing world with disabilities. These people are often shunned from their communities, neglected, abandoned and forgotten. They don’t have a voice.
Meet the following individuals from Tanzania, Africa, who are advocating for the rights of people with disabilities to help them obtain access to HIV/AIDS services. Neema and Rehema share their personal stories about being deaf in this developing country, while working to help people with disabilities access needed services.
CBM and its partner support the voice for these people with disabilities. We advocate for prevention of disability, equal rights and equal opportunities for people with disabilities and their families in all societies worldwide. We want to change attitudes, policies, positions and actual practices that exclude people with disabilities.
CBM’s advocacy strategy involves