Through women’s eyes

360 trained women to become eye health promoters in Bolivia

In its fight to combat avoidable blindness and within the framework of its gender strategy 2018 – 2020, Eyes of the world has as one of its priority axes the promotion of the individual and collective empowerment of women. In this regard, the Eyes of Bolivia programme has given a leading role to Tarija and […]

Gender perspective in Mozambique’s eye healthcare

Gender equality is one of the main principles in Eyes of the world’s activities. Faced with the lack of data about gender roles’ effect on eye healthcare for women in Inhambane (Mozambique), Eyes of the world decided to carry out a gender diagnose. Our goal has been to identify the hindrances that prevent Mozambican women […]

New game corner at the consultations in Bolivia

One of the goals of Eyes of the world is to provide a significant improvement in the living conditions of women in Bolivia. In order to do this, the Foundation wants to guarantee women right to eye health by ensuring that they have the same opportunities and resources as men when it comes to accessing […]

Interview to Irene Vilà, voluntary optometrist in Eyes of the world

Irene Vilà Porsell is a Catalan optometrist with a degree in Optics and Optometry of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. During her postgraduate studies of Clinical Optometry at the Institute of Ocular Microsurgery (IMO), she took part in the IMO Foundation’s Eye Health Program doing medical examination in some schools in disadvantaged areas of Catalonia […]

Interview to Maria Helena Filipe Duzenta, manager of the Vilankulos Optical Workshop

Maria Helena Filipe Duzenta is the administrative secretary of the Banco d’Óculos of Vilankulos, the first optical workshop in Eastern Africa managed entirely by women. Maria Helena has worked there since its opening in November 2016. The optical workshop, concieved and founded by Eyes of the world and managed by the women’s association AMODEVI, allows […]

Vilankulo’s Optical Shop: opening Mozambique’s eyes while empowering women

In Mozambique, 41% of the population suffers from serious eye conditions, a percentage higher than that of the neighboring countries. The number of people over fifty who suffer from preventable blindness is ten times higher in Mozambique than it is in Spain. Additionally, difficulty in accessing eye healthcare for women is way above average: 76% […]

Five difficulties women face regarding eye health in the world’s most impoverished countries

According to IAPB (the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness), 55% of blind people worldwide are women. In most cases, those women could regain sight with simple surgical operations, but 89% of people with eye-related illnesses live in the most impoverished nations. In those countries, an already precarious situation for eye health issues is […]

Interview to María Tavera, aid worker

María Tavera has been a part of the Eyes of the world team for more than seven years. She has spent most of that time as an aid worker in a refugee camp for Saharan people in Tindouf (Algeria). Thanks to its permanent presence in situ, the Eyes of the world project has been able […]

Interview to Khadija Ftah Ftah, intern at the Foundation

Khadija was born in Ksar Toroug, Morocco, and is a journalism degree student. He has done university internships at the Eyes of the world Foundation. For her, communication is an effective means for the empowerment of women, because communication means being informed and information makes you know, think and reflect on different aspects. Communication is […]

Interview to Mar Correa, consultant specialized in gender issues

Mar Correa is an international consultant specializing in gender issues, development, education for development and human rights. She was born in Huelva and has collaborated with the Foundation, developing the gender diagnosis of the organization and accompanying in the design of the entity’s gender strategy. How would you define the work of a consultant that […]