Through women’s eyes

Radio spots to promote women’s access to eye health care

The role of the media in health promotion has been an issue since 1986. The Ottawa Charter defined “health promotion” as “the process of empowering people to increase their control over their health and to improve their health”, further establishing the media as a key player. It is indisputable that the purpose of the media is […]

We reflect on social networks about inequity in access to eye health

Since health care deficiencies, particularly for women and girls, are inherently global problems, a one-sided approach, focusing only on low-income countries, is not plausible. To combat inequalities in access to eye health that occur around the world, the Foundation launches initiatives that seek to raise awareness in society towards social transformation, placing the right to […]

Combating cultural gender patterns in Mozambique

Throughout almost 20 years working in ophthalmological cooperation for development, and once various gender diagnoses have been carried out in different countries, Eyes of the world has found that women have fewer access to cataract surgery than men and that they have a worse prognosis. The causes of these inequalities have as their starting point […]

Motorcycle taxi to facilitate women’s transport

Malian women’s associations play a fundamental role in the dissemination of eye health awareness-raising and promotion campaigns. First, they attend informative talks in order to get a basic understanding of the importance of vision care, and then they hold informative sessions in different communities. In order to carry out these activities that also promote the […]

The hegemonic concept of masculinity: barriers for equal eye care in Bolivia

The concept of gender in Bolivia has been linked to the figure of the women since its inception. The actions undertaken by local administrations in regards to this subject have helped clarify the social, economic and political situation of women, and subsequently reduce some of the most obvious inequalities.  However, it must be said that […]

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 masculinities” for an equalitarian ocular health

In the implementation of gender perspective in the actions that Eyes of the world takes on the ground, the Foundation is including the concept “new masculinities”, questioning the traditional male model that assigns roles to each sex and generates patterns that reproduce stereotypes allocated to what is masculine and what is feminine. The concept “new […]

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, volunteer 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 […]