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…

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…

Five women who help us see

The Fred Hollows Foundation Philippines celebrated International Women’s Day 2019 by featuring five women making an impact in the eye health sector. In Filipino society, we look up to women as our “ilaw ng tahanan,” – light bearers who guide us and help us see. On International Women’s Day, we look at the stories of…