Seva Canada believes that women and girls are as deserving of sight as men and boys and hopes that Canadians join their movement for equity in the treatment of blindness.

See also August 2017 paper which notes that there were 253 million people with visual impairment—and a staggering 1.1 billion people with near vision impairment–in 2015. This Vision Loss Expert Group paper sets the stage for an updated IAPB Vision Atlas on World Sight Day 2017. :