The FIGO Women's Awards: Recognising Female Obstetricians and Gynaecologists honour women who have made a special contribution nationally or internationally to promote the development of science and scientific research in the fields of gynaecology and obstetrics. The Awards recognise those women who, throughout their careers, have promoted better health care for women, mothers and their children.

The FIGO Awards in Recognition of Women Obstetricians/Gynaecologists were first presented at the 1997 FIGO World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics. They honour women who have made a special contribution nationally or internationally to promote the development of science and scientific research in the fields of gynaecology and obstetrics. The Awards recognise those women who, throughout their careers, have promoted better health care for women, mothers and their children.

We are proud to be holding a new series of awards at the First Session of this year’s FIGO General Assembly, which will take place during the XXIII FIGO World Congress in October 2021. The FIGO Women’s Awards: Recognising Female Obstetricians and Gynaecologists will highlight some of the amazing work of the members of our National Member Societies in advancing the health of women and girls around the world.