A human rights-based approach to women’s healthcare means empowering women to make informed choices about their lives and their bodies, free from discrimination or coercion.

Recognition, promotion and protection of girls' and women's human rights is critical, both globally and at country level.

FIGO believes that how a country empowers its women and children demonstrates how that country values its future prosperity.

For more than 65 years, we have worked to raise the status of women and enable their active participation in health and rights, including sexual, reproductive health and addressing gender-based violence.

Our Committee aims to raise awareness of how, when the population at large actively participates in their own care, health outcomes improve.