Marking World Glaucoma Week 2020 and more in March

Membership Services Manager
Organisation: IAPB

We recently marked World Glaucoma Week (8th-14th March) with our Focus On: Glaucoma initiative. At such a difficult time, the eye health community came together to raise awareness of the third leading cause of blindness. There is currently a lot of pressure on health professionals, and we are very grateful to everybody who contributed and…

Unpacking Gender Equity Interventions

Knowledge Management Advisor
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation
At The Fred Hollows Foundation we take gender equity seriously. That is why we have a team of researchers, advocators and communicators dedicated to implementing gender programmes as part of our work. “There are no ‘quick programmatic fixes’ to gender equity work. Identifying the problem doesn’t mean that the issue is resolved.” - Anita Afford,…

IAPB Gender Equity Work Group Toolkit

Global Partnerships - Relationship Manager
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

In April 2018, IAPB established a Gender Equity Work Group (GEWG) to facilitate shared learning and guide advocacy efforts on gender equity. Prior to this, a survey of members was undertaken to establish a baseline on the existing gender equity policy and practice of member organisations and inform the work of the GEWG. The survey…

Happy International Women’s Day 2020!

Global Partnerships - Relationship Manager
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first International Women’s Day (IWD) born out of labour movements in 1911. Since then, IWD has grown in reach and is now a central point for…

Achieving Gender Equity in Eye Health

Director, Institutional Partnerships
Organisation: Operation Eyesight
Vision impairment is a gender issue. Women and girls are more likely to suffer from it than men or boys. This is due to several factors, such as their traditional household roles, and the fact that they are less likely to receive access to care and treatment. More than 20 million women and girls are…

Light for the World: “Walking the Talk” – Good Practices in Gender Equality

Gender Focus Group
Organisation: Light for the World
  Of the 253 million people in the world who are visually impaired, 55% are women[i]. The overall disability prevalence rate for women is 19.2% whereas it is 12% for men.[ii] Light for the World has observed that more women are screened and diagnosed with cataract, but more men receive treatment for it. To truly…

How can we achieve an equal and inclusive world for women and girls?

Senior Global Technical Lead URE
Organisation: Sightsavers
An equal world is an enabled world – which means equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal participation for everyone. This shouldn’t be complicated to achieve, yet we know that it is. How can we make an equal world a reality for future generations? The "Equal Measures 2030" data hub provides a wealth of information to…

Achieving Gender Equity to Ensure Gender Equality in the Next Generation

Executive Director
Organisation: Seva Canada
Improving gender equity in eye health helps women and girls to get an education and work, and to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Because of the number of people involved and the magnitude of the problems, ensuring women’s right to health in this generation therefore reduces health inequities by improving use of…