Tag: 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…

Help identify the Grand Challenges in Global Eye Health

Jacqueline Ramke, Hannah Faal and Matthew Burton issue an invitation to take part in the Grand Challenges in Global Eye Health study. We would like to invite IAPB member organisations, and as many of their individual team members as are interested, to take part in a study which aims to identify the “grand challenges” in…

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…

Noor Dubai advocates for gender balance in eye healthcare in light of International Women’s Day

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2018: In celebration of International Women’s Day, Noor Dubai Foundation (Noor Dubai) highlighted its efforts in promoting gender balance in eye healthcare in developing countries. Noor Dubai Foundation aims to empower women through the gift of sight in line with the directives of the UAE government and the United Nations 2030…