Women's Health & Rights

A Gender-Based Pandemic

FIGO's Global Declaration on Violence Against Women addresses this global epidemic affecting women in every walk of life...

Violence and the OBGYN opportunity

Violence in pregnancy is widely prevalent, and OBGYNs have a unique opportunity to assess and provide support.

FIGO shouts 'No against Violence for Women'

Today at FIGO World Congress in Rio we launched the FIGO Global Declaration on Violence Against Women.

Nobel Prize winner addresses FIGO

Nobel Peace Prize winning gynaecologist and human rights activist Dr Denis Mukwege addresses his colleagues at the FIGO World Congress 2018

Violence against women and girls

During FIGO World Congress 2018 in Rio de Janiero there will be a number of high profile sessions and activities highlighting Violence Against Women - a major global issue.

A global emergency

The Syrian refugee crisis is an emergency that has not only a health burden, but many other social, educational, and family short and long term consequences.

The right to establish a family

" I am so happy I made this choice and I was given the opportunity to preserve my fertility. I have been able to become a mum."...

Family planning is a human right

The ability for women to choose how many children they want, and when they want to have them - if at all - is a human right.

Respecting women's human rights

Stephen Munjanja, member of FIGO's Women's Health and Human Rights committee, explains how their recent plans will be of particular benefit to Zimbabwe...

Improving rights-based family planning

Hear from Lucy Asaba, Uganda, on the importance of investing in rights-based, multidimensional approaches to contraception in Uganda.