Women's Health & Rights

FIGO reaffirms commitment to Elimination of Violence Against Women

On 25 November 2014, FIGO reaffirms its commitment to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

FIGO statement: Dr Meriam Yehya Ibrahim

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is the only worldwide organisation that groups obstetricians and gynecologists. It has member associations in 125 countries/territories.

Efforts to tackle HIV/Aids in Burma 'undermined by law'

A law dating back to the British colonial era is significantly affecting attempts to contain HIV and Aids in Burma, according to a new report.

International Women’s Day, 2014

International Women’s Day (IWD) - a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future - is celebrated on 8 March each year. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) reaffirms its support for its valuable objectives...

Elimination of Violence against Women

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Reproductive health indispensable to post-2015 development

A major conference attended by representatives of 47 Asian and Pacific governments has resulted in a declaration that acknowledges sexual and reproductive health and rights are "indispensable" to post-2015 development...

Impact of Syrian violence on women

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has said it is especially worried about the effects on women's health and that of youngsters and their families due to the escalating violence in civil war-torn Syria...

SRHR in Latin America and the Caribbean

Governments in Latin America and the Caribbean have agreed to adopt the Montevideo Consensus - an agreement to work towards goals such as universal access to sexual and reproductive health, and gender equality. The document, drawn up during the Regional Conference on Population and Development in...

Gender equality MDGs are most off track

According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) "most off track" for the scheme's 2015 target are those "directly linked to gender equality"...

Reproductive health services in disasters

India's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has urged state authorities to supply reproductive health services in communities affected by disasters - addressing the maternal risks associated with population displacement...