Leaving nobody behind: CBM’s work to empower women and girls with disabilities, a talk by Emma Symonds on12 March

Women with disabilities in India benefit from CBM education and training
Women with disabilities in India benefit from CBM education and training © Amnesty International

Emma Symonds is Programme Manager at CBM UK, which implements disability inclusive health, education, livelihoods, advocacy and humanitarian programmes in 16 countries in Africa and Asia. She manages a portfolio of projects in Bangladesh and Kenya focusing on health and livelihoods. In addition, she acts as the gender focal point, providing gender related input into the programmes team. Prior to this, she has worked in Afghanistan on girls’ education, and in the South Caucasus on peacebuilding programmes.

Emma will give an overview of the global context for people with disabilities and women with disabilities in particular and the intersecting barriers they face, and a brief introduction to CBM’s work as a whole. She will end with a few snapshots of projects with a particular focus on empowerment of women and girls with disabilities.

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