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Gender and Blindness: Beyond advocacy. Penny Lyons & Ken Bassett IAPB September 2012. What do we want?. Gender equity as a strategic priority for all organizations demanding rigorous targets and objectives and the full commitment of leadership

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Gender and blindness beyond advocacy

Gender and Blindness: Beyond advocacy

Penny Lyons & Ken Bassett

IAPB September 2012


What do we want
What do we want?

Gender equity as a strategic priority for all organizations demanding rigorous targets and objectives and the full commitment of leadership

Gender equity objectives and targets integrated into all eye related policy, programs and projects

Sex specific analysis and reporting


What works
What works?

Community based programs with trained providers/advocates/counselors

Reducing social, financial and cultural barriers

Providing more opportunities and entry points to access services


How does it work
How does it work?

Linking with well established, well respected women or women’s organizationsto assist with eye care

Economic Organizations: microfinance

Health Organizations: female community health volunteers

Educators: health advocates/teachers



Why isn t advocacy working
Why isn’t advocacy working?

Because most policy is written and spoken by men to men

Public meetings are conducted by men

Printed materials are designed and distributed by men

Donor agencies, hospitals, government , health authorities are governed by men


What should donors funders do
What should donors/funders do?

Make funding to partners contingent on gender equity in care/treatment

Have specific strategies and budgets to support the achievement of gender equality results

Facilitate women working with women domestically and internationally


What should ngo s do
What should NGO’s Do?

Choose community partners where women play a dominant or significant role

Provide leadership , resources , tools & training to women and women ‘s groups

Job descriptions with explicit responsibilities and rewards for implementing gender equity objectives and strategies

Share information beyond peer reviewed journals – facilitate women working with women domestically and internationally



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