Committee for Human Rights, Refugees and Violence Against Women

Recogntion, 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 among the general public regarding important areas of gynecology and obstetrics.

Committee publications

Committee members:

Professor Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Chair, Sweden
Professor Chiara Benedetto, Past Chair, Italy
Professor Lesley Regan, UK
Professor Seija Grenman, Ex officio, Finland
Professor Stephen Munjanja, Zimbabwe
Professor Pio Ivan Gomez, Colombia
Dr Shaimaa M J Ibrahim, Iraq
Dr Paulo Felipe Meade Trevino, Mexico
Dr Rubina Sohail, Pakistan
Dr Hemantha Senanayake, Sri Lanka
Dr Colleen Patricia McNicholas, USA
Dr Jan Elizabeth Christilaw, Canada
Ms Silke Mader  (EFCNI), Ex officio, Germany