Closing the Gender Gap Breakfast

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Smiling Malagasy woman holding her child

Closing the Gender Gap

Hosted by The Fred Hollows Foundation and Brien Holden Vision Institute

Location: Meeting Room 21

Description: Gender equity is central to economic and human development. Removing inequities gives societies a better chance to develop. In eye health, while some gains have been made in closing the gap, women experience two-thirds of the burden of global blindness. Join this breakfast discussion to give voice to this human rights issue and to share experiences and lessons learned.


  • Amanda Davis, IAPB Regional Chair Western Pacific Region
  • Suzanne Gilbert, IAPB Regional Chair North America Region


  • Ciku Mathenge, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Medical Adviser – Africa
  • Sara Musa, Sightsavers, Regional Director of the Middle East
  • Petronella Nichols, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Regional Director – Africa

View Closing the Gender Gap Breakfast details in PDF 

View Gender Gap breakfast details in PDF


Seating is limited. Advanced RSVPs may be prioritised. RSVP closed on 5 October