FIGO is a global organisation represented throughout 139 member societies, with almost a million gynaecologists and obstetricians, working to ensure the health of all women, everywhere.

As part of our vision that women of the world achieve the highest possible standards of physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing throughout their lives, FIGO leads on global programme activities, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. We also provide capacity strengthening, education and training for our member societies.

In addition FIGO advocates on a global stage, especially in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pertaining to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and non-communicable diseases (SDG3). We also work to raise the status of women and enable their active participation to achieve their reproductive and sexual rights, including addressing FGM and gender based violence (SDG5).

FIGO is in official relations with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and a consultative status with the United Nations (UN) and we work in partnership with a number of organisations to promote the wellbeing of women.