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  • Coming into the Light

    TAGS:  cambodia, gender, gender, IWDA, violence

    Champey* is one of the participants of the Triple Jeopardy education and research program, conducted in Phnom Penh.

    Champey acquired a disability in a traffic incident, and experienced violence as a woman with disability. She spoke with International Women's Development Agency (IWDA, a Triple Jeopardy partner) about her experiences.

    Looking back at her life before the Triple Jeopardy program, Champey says, she feels like she was a different person. Women with disabilities are often hidden away and made to "live in the dark" in Khmer society. It is believed their...
  • Triple Jeopardy

    TAGS:  gender, IWDA, triple jeopardy, violence

    In 2013, a research project called Triple Jeopardy was conducted in Cambodia by CBM Australia and partner organisations (including IWDA and others), with funding from Australian Government.


    Image: IWDA/Olivier, Cambodian Women Taking Part in a Focus Group Meeting

    The research was called Triple Jeopardy because it looked at the interplay between gender, poverty and disability. And it found that women with disabilities experienced much higher levels of all forms of violence within their family.

    In fact, women with disabilities are much more...
  • Gender Based Violence and Sexual Abuse

    TAGS:  Disability, gender, poverty, sexual abuse, triple jeopardy, violence, women

    Women and girls with disability have a dramatically increased risk of sexual abuse and violence.

    The facts are sobering: Women with a disability are two to three times more likely to be physically or sexually abused than women without a disability.[1] Women with disability are also most vulnerable to this abuse in their own homes[2] and women with an intellectual disability are especially at risk. [3]

    Did you also know that in some countries up to 70 percent of women[4] or girls will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.

    And...
  • My Story: Gilbert

    TAGS:  advocacy, attitudes, CBR, Disability, ghana, inclusion, Mental Health, participation, person with disability, rights of persons with disability, short-film, social inclusion, video

    "Enough is Enough" is what 15 year old Gilbert said, when he took his first steps against the ongoing exclusion and discrimination he faced due to his disability.

    Today Gilbert is a teacher, a community leader and a strong advocate for the rights of people with disability, challenging the attitude of society toward people with disability.



    Watch our latest video of Gilbert sharing his story about how he stepped out of the cycle of poverty and disability through CBR.
  • What is Community Based Rehabilitation - CBR

    TAGS:  aid, attitudes, CBR, community, Community Based Rehabilitation, development, Disability, inclusion, poverty, who


    A community worker in Tanzania regularly visits Grace through the rehabilitation process. Photo: CBM/Pflanz

    Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) is something we read and talk about a lot in development. But what is it really, and how did it come about?

    In the 1970's, the WHO, facing challenges in extending primary health care to poor countries, began shifting support from centre-based institutions to the community in order to provide better support and assistance to people with disabilities. According to the WHO "Community Based Rehabilitation evolved as a...
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