Women's Health & Rights

More surgeons for a fistula-free world

Two expert fistula surgeons on the power of the FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative to end obstetric fistula.

Migration and women's health

From managing menstruation to modern contraception, migration can put an additional strain on a woman's ability to access healthcare...

Dedicated to women's health and rights

The principles outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are aligned with FIGO’s vision of a world where all women achieve the highest standards of healthcare...

Rights-Based Advocacy to end VAW

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

Violence and FGM: my story

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

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

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.