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One in six people globally has a disability, including 700 million people in the Asia-Pacific region alone.
People with disabilities are unequivocally among the most marginalised in any context and are routinely excluded.
Australia used to be a global leader in disability inclusive development, though over the last decade, our leadership has waned, even in the face of growing needs. We don’t think that’s good enough.
Our government is developing a new disability strategy for the aid program, the ‘Disability Equity and Rights Strategy’. The strategy is a major opportunity to set commitments, expectations and resources that will save and improve the lives of people with disabilities in our region, their families and communities.
CBM Australia is joining the Australian Disability Development Consortium in calling for the upcoming strategy to be accountable, ambitious and resourced, and we’d love you to join us.
Add your voice to the call for the Foreign Minister and Minister for International Development and the Pacific to ensure that the new Disability Equity and Rights strategy is ambitious, accountable and resourced strategy.
Join us in shifting the dial towards disability equity.
Sign the petition.