FIGO Statements

FIGO supports International Women’s Day 2014 (8 March): ‘Inspiring Change’

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...

FIGO reaffirms support for 2014’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2014)

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - held each 6 February - encourages global awareness of FGM (also called ‘cutting’) and promotes its eradication. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) views FGM of any type as a...

FIGO reaffirms commitment: World AIDS Day (1 December 2013)

On 1 December 2013, FIGO reaffirms its commitment to highlighting World AIDS Day , an international day raising awareness about HIV and AIDS globally.

FIGO reaffirms commitment: ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ (25 November 2013)

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FIGO marks World Prematurity Day - 17 November 2013

17 November 2013 marks World Prematurity Day. It is a key moment to generate national level attention towards cost-effective solutions for prevention and care, and towards supporting families who have experienced a preterm birth.

FIGO Statement on HPV Vaccination Safety

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‘Midwives key in the fight against maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality’

FIGO supports International Day of the Midwife (5 May 2013) International Day of the Midwife - held on 5 May each year - was originally launched by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in 1992 as a campaigning day on which to raise awareness of midwifery and to highlight the importance...

FIGO encourages global focus on high blood pressure on World Health Day 2013 (7 April 2013)

The topic for World Health Day 2013 (7 April 2013) is ‘High Blood Pressure’ - its ultimate goal is to reduce heart attacks and strokes...

‘Empower Women to Empower Themselves’ - FIGO supports International Women's Day (8 March 2013)

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...

FIGO reaffirms support for 2013’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2013)

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - held each 6 February - encourages global awareness of FGM (also called ‘cutting’) and to promote its eradication. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) views FGM of any type as a...