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Being an inspiring woman in health

This month, FIGO has spoken with Assoc. Professor Christine Tippett AM, FIGO's Honorary Treasurer about the challenges she has faced as an inspiring woman in health throughout her successful career...
OBGYN, women's health, science

Women in Science: Young OBGYN

We spoke to the World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (WATOG) President, Atziri Ramirez Negrin, about her experience of being a woman in science.

Against the medicalisation of FGM/C

FIGO reiterates our strong statement against FGM/C. Suggesting that girls and women should be cut for medical reasons is a human rights violation.

Finding the forgotten: obstetric fistula

An obstetric fistula surgeon in DR Congo working to make 'Health For All' a reality for women forced to the margins...

Helping make an informed choice

A Community Health Volunteer on helping women in Kenya make an informed choice about family planning methods.

Mobilising for reproductive choice

The founder of Women Deliver on why she dedicates her career and her volunteer time to champion reproductive health and rights.

Ending obstetric fistula

Meet the professor, teacher, inventor committed to eradicating obstetric fistula.

Rights-Based Advocacy to end VAW

Violence Against Women is a human rights issue that violates autonomy and hinders development.

Cervical Cancer and HIV

One woman dies of cervical cancer every two minutes, and HIV-infected women are at fives times greater risk. Task-sharing could help.

Reaching more people with HIV

The earlier that someone is diagnosed as living with HIV, the earlier life-saving treatment can start. And the earlier that HIV treatment is started after infection, the better the outcome.

Violence and FGM: my story

Writer, director and social justice advocate Insia Dariwala shares her experience with gender based violence and the Asian context.

FGM is still a human rights violation

Female Genital Mutilation is a harmful procedure performed on a child who cannot give consent. FIGO reiterates our firm stance against it.

A Gender-Based Pandemic

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