About Campaign

ends 12 Mar 2017, 11:59 PM
Globally, women bear the burden of blindness. For every man who is blind, there are two blind women.

Gender inequalities in access to information, resources and treatment and low priority to receiving healthcare contribute to the skewed proportion of blind women. Women are one of the most vulnerable and discriminated groups deprived of basic services such as eye care. But why should women live in darkness?

This International Women's Day, let us come together to raise funds for the promotion and provision of eye care services to vulnerable and marginalised women in Asia.

Supporters who donate more than $100 will receive a L'Occitane gift bag. L'Occitane is Orbis's global corporate partner and its foundation supports women leadership and fights global blindness. L'occitane has supported Orbis for 16 years and has raised nearly S$2.5 million. Please leave your e-mail address when you make a donation.

All donations will go towards a fund specially set aside for women.
Some women-centric Orbis programs:
(1) TRAINING health workers in preventing blindness and providing eye health care to women.
(2) EDUCATING women and empowering them to be proactive about their eye health.
(3) ADVOCATING against child marriages. Girls who are married at a young age have a higher risk of giving birth to preterm and low birth weight babies. These babies are at risk of developing Retinopathy of Prematurity. This worsens the teen mother and child's quality of life.

About the Charity

253 million people in the world are visually impaired. But 3 out of 4 of them - millions - are needlessly blind, just because they can't get the eye care that so many of us take for granted in Singapore. Orbis is an international non-profit organisation that transforms lives through the prevention and treatment of blindness. With our network of partners, we mentor, train and inspire local teams so they can save sight in their communities. We focus on training, capacity building and partnership because we know these are some of the best and most sustainable ways to help improve eye care services. By helping countries build the know-how, systems and support they need to deliver eye care to their people on their own, we work together as one to ensure no one loses their sight to a preventable or treatable disease.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Community
Health
Women & Girls
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