Committee for Women’s Health and Human Rights (WHHR)

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 Women’s Health and Human Rights, which aims to raise awareness among the general public regarding important areas of gynecology and obstetrics.

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A world-wide international campaign for women’s health has been conceived by the FIGO Committee for Women’s Health and Human Rights. It aims to raise awareness among the general public regarding important areas of gynecology and obstetrics.

WELL!”  i.e. Women Empowerment Learning Links, begins!

The campaign, which aims to educate and inspire, will last 9 months, from July 2018 to March 2019.

Dr Chiara Benedetto, Chair of the FIGO Committee on Women's Health and Human Rights, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology, I Sant'Anna University Hospital, Torono, Italia explains:

“Each month will be dedicated to a specific issue considered of vital importance for the health and quality of life of women and the community as a whole”.

Take a look at our campaign themes so far: https://www.figo.org/well-campaign 

Committee members:

Professor Chiara Benedetto  - Chair, Italy
Professor Lesley Regan - Past Chair, 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