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 Mrs 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