Committee for Human Rights, Refugees and Violence Against Women

Recognition, promotion and protection of girls' and women's human rights is critical, both globally and at country level. The Committee aims to raise awareness across professional networks of human rights-based healthcare assistance.

When the population at large actively participates in their own care, health outcomes improve. A world-wide international campaign for women’s health has been conceived by the FIGO Committee for Human Rights, Refugees and Violence Against Women, which aims to raise awareness regarding important areas of gynecology and obstetrics.

Committee members 2018 - 2021:

Professor Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Chair - Sweden

Dr Jan Elizabeth Cristilaw - Canada

Dr Taghreed Al Haidari - Iraq

Dr Miguel Gutierrez - Peru

Dr Marlene Temmerman - Belgium

Dr Hermantha Senanayaka - Sri Lanka 

Dr Atziri Ramirez - Mexico 

Subcommittee on Violence Against Women

Dr Rubina Sohail, Chair - Pakistan

Dr Diana Galimberti - Argentina

Dr Desiree Mostajo - Bolivia

Dr Claudia Garcia Moreno - Switzerland

Dr Shanta Kumari - India 

Subcommittee on Refugees

Pr Chiara Benedetto, Chair - Italy

Dr Sameena Chowdhury - Bangladesh

Dr Shaimaa Ibrahim - Iraq

Dr John Muganda Rwibasira - Rwanda

Dr Colleen Patricia McNicholas - USA

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