Author: Jennifer Gersbeck

Jennifer Gersbeck

Director - Global Partnerships and Advocacy
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

The IAPB Gender Equity Work Group’s first meeting

Director - Global Partnerships and Advocacy
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

The first meeting of the Gender Equity Work Group took place on 11 April 2018.  The Work Group has been established as a forum for raising awareness, sharing ideas and disseminating evidence on gender equity approaches. The Group endorsed a new Terms of Reference and will be co-chaired by Jennifer Gersbeck from The Fred Hollows Foundation…

Achieving Gender Equity

Director - Global Partnerships and Advocacy
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Happy International Women’s Day! Today is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Gender Equity Work Group established

Director - Global Partnerships and Advocacy
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation
The establishment of a Gender Equity Work Group (GEWG) was endorsed at the IAPB Board of Trustees meeting in Kathmandu in September 2017.  The proposal came from five NGO members (The Fred Hollows Foundation, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Seva Foundation, Helen Keller International and Sightsavers) and reflects growing interest in how we can create a more…

Vision 2020 Australia’s advocacy in an election year

Director - Global Partnerships and Advocacy
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Last month Vision 2020 Australia hosted a Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care dinner in Canberra. This group commenced in 2007, providing an opportunity for our members to directly engage Federal parliamentarians and bring eye health and vision care issues to their attention. Over the past nine years, the Parliamentary Friends Group has flourished with strong engagement from a cross-section of Australian parliamentarians, their advisers and government officials.

Australia loses sight of International Aid Commitments

Director - Global Partnerships and Advocacy
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

To say the last 12 months have been disappointing for the Australian aid sector is a gross understatement. The Australian Government’s May Federal Budget delivered the biggest single-year cut to foreign aid in Australia’s history, a move that has undoubtedly hurt the country’s international reputation. The Budget revealed $1 billion–20 per cent of Australia’s current…

Australia funds its first ‘National Eye Health Survey’

Director - Global Partnerships and Advocacy
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

This is great news from Australia. The following post is an abridged version of Jennifer Gersbeck’s full post on the Vision 2020 Australia website. UPDATE: China and Philippines are also preparing national surveys of blindness, writes Damian Facciolo, IAPB Western Pacific We’re often told that governments strongly support this initiative or that programme, but sometimes…