Opt In: Gender Equity baseline

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB
Gender inequality is pervasive and entrenched in global health, including in eye health. IAPB member organisations are invited to participate in a research project to establish a baseline of gender responsiveness in IAPB. What is involved? Organisations are invited to complete an online questionnaire that will take 5-10 minutes. The questions relate to the gender…

Progressing gender equity at Council of Members 2019

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

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are about to shift gear and the global community will be urged to do more. The SDG Summit taking place during the UN General Assembly later this month will declare a decade of action and delivery on sustainable development to start in 2020. So while the current period of the…

Taking stock of Gender Equality: My experience at Women Deliver 2019

Childhood Blindness and Low vision Coordinator
Organisation: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO)

I recently attended the Women Deliver 2019 conference (June 3-6) in Vancouver, Canada. It is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. It was my first time attending and I was eager to learn from pioneers and advocates of gender equality. Power, progress and change…

IAPB: A year in photos 2018

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB
January IAPB Gender Equity work group established What a fantastic way to start the year! With The Fred Hollows Foundation, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Seva Foundation, Helen Keller International and Sightsavers at the helm, the group provides an important forum for raising awareness, sharing ideas and disseminating evidence on gender equity approaches. A New Ray…

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…