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The Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) was founded in 1919 and is therefore one of the oldest professional bodies at the international level. It is non-sectarian and non-profit making.
MWIA is as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) of Medical Women and medical students from many different countries and cultures.
- We have an important voice on all issues of interst to medical women e.g. work-life balance, maternity leave, career progression, fighting discrimination, mentoring of young medical doctors and students
- We initiate and support scientific projects relating to health and well-being – locally, nationally and on a global scale
- We have developed training modules for physicians e.g. on gender mainstreaming, violence against women and girls, adolescent sexuality
- We serve as a platform for medical women and students to foster dialogue and action on various health issues internationally e.g female genital mutilation, women’s reproductive health, maternal and infant mortality
Our theme for the 2016-2019 triennium is
Medical women- ambassadors of change