FIGO Statements

‘Empower Women to Empower Themselves’ - FIGO supports International Women's Day (8 March 2013)

International Women’s Day (IWD) - a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future - is celebrated on 8 March each year...

FIGO reaffirms support for 2013’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2013)

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - held each 6 February - encourages global awareness of FGM (also called ‘cutting’) and to promote its eradication. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) views FGM of any type as a...

FIGO reaffirms commitment: World AIDS Day (1 December 2012)

FIGO reaffirms commitment: World AIDS Day (1 December 2012)

FIGO reaffirms commitment: ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ (25 November 2012)

FIGO reaffirms commitment: ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ (25 November 2012)...

FIGO reaffirms the use of misoprostol in the prevention and treatment of post-partum haemorrhage

Please click here to view the Brief Statement (31 August 2012):

‘Saving Lives: highlighting the unique role of midwives in global maternal and newborn health’

FIGO supports International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2012

‘Good health for women throughout their life cycle’ - FIGO supports World Health Day 2012 (7 April 2012)

The topic for World Health Day 2012 is ‘Ageing and health’, promoting the theme ‘Good health adds life to years’...

‘Advocating for Girls’ Health World-Wide’ - FIGO supports International Women's Day (8 March 2012)

International Women’s Day (IWD) - a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future - is celebrated on 8 March each year. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) reaffirms its support for its valuable objectives...

FIGO supports 2012’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2012)

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is held each 6 February to encourage global awareness of FGM (also called ‘cutting’) and to promote its eradication. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) views FGM of any type as a...

FIGO reaffirms commitment: World Aids Day (1 December 2011)

On 1 December 2011, FIGO reaffirmed its commitment to highlighting World AIDS Day.