2 November, 2012
Great news! CBM has won an award for one of our End the Cycle videos as part of a film festival at the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction conference last week in Indonesia.
We’re so proud of everyone involved!
This film, developed as part of CBM’s End the Cycle initiative, is about Kazol Rekha from Bangladesh, telling her own story about living with disability and also about her role as a member of her village’s Disaster Preparedness Committee.
Kazol is a young woman living in a flood-prone area of Bangladesh, and is a wheelchair user following an accident where she received a spinal cord injury.
CBM is really proud to see End the Cycle’s message making an impact, and highlighting how people with disabilities are the most vulnerable during times of disaster and emergency.
CBM’s manager of our Emergency Response Unit, Valerie Scherrer said:
“This movie is a good chance to increase people’s awareness about the inclusive-disability issue in Disaster Risk Reduction. In fact, the disability issue became the one that stood out in the conference – how persons with disabilities, also children and women, are contributing to reduce the impact of disaster.”
We have to give special thanks our partner in Bangladesh, the Center for Disability in Development (CDD), who worked with Kazol and her village as part of the CBM-supported project. Thanks to the team at Room3 for their brilliant video and editing work. We also gratefully acknowledge support from the Australian Government AusAID in the making of our award-winning video.