Blindness is a gender issue. Blindness discriminates. Fifty-five per cent of the world’s blind are women and girls. More than 20 million women and girls are blind, and 120 million are visually impaired. Four out of five people who are blind don’t need to be. And this injustice is magnified in developing countries. Women face… Continue reading Empowering women in unexpected ways
(Pictured above: an Operation Eyesight-trained community health worker from India) In poverty-stricken areas of developing countries, women are often expected to assume traditional gender roles, looking after the household and raising children. They are often less respected than men. They have few opportunities to pursue education and a career. Even if they dream of a… Continue reading You are empowering women to transform their own communities!