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March 6, 2015
Statement to political declaration 20 years after Beijing
Final Version of the Political Declaration presented by the CSW Bureau
beliefs that the Political Declaration represents a bland reaffirmation of existing commitments that fails to match the level of ambition in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and in fact threatens a major step backward. The statement in full length can be found here and was signed by 771 organizations including MWIA (No. 446).

February 28, 2015
The newsletter 5.1 of the yMWIA is online.

February 21, 2015
30. International MWIA congress 2016 in Vienna, Austria
The date is July 28-31, 2016 with the main theme Generation Y. Registration is open now as well as booking of hotel rooms. More information can be found on the conference website:

Abstracts can be submitted online now, the Deadline is 1th of November 2015

December 15, 2014
The new MWIA December newsletter is online!

November 22, 2014
Welcome South Africa to MWIA!

MWIA is proud to announce that MWA South African has launched at the 22nd of November. All 9 provinces with doctors from all generations and from various areas of medical practice were represented, including medical students. Dr Nono Simelela is the chairperson. MWASA lis looking forward to being with Medical Women regionally and in the World to advance Health for All! Download the greeting of MWIA to their launch here.

October 26th, 2014
Report on the 65rd session of the WHO regional committee for West Pa
MWIA was represented by the Philippine Medical Women’s Association led by Dr. Perla Dolera current president of the Philippine Medical Women’s Association, and Dr. Rosa Maria H. Nancho (left), PMWA representative to the MWIA.
Please download her report here

October 14th, 2014
MWIA congratulates Dr. Edith Schratzberger-Vecsei from Austria, our European MWIA representative in the of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), on her election to Vice President of the EWL.

October 12th, 2014
It is an honour and a privilege for the Medical Women’s International
Association to congratulate Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Muslim girl from Pakistan, and Kailash Satyarthi, a 60-year-old Hindu man from India, on jointly winning the Nobel Peace Prize for their “struggle against the
suppression of children and young people.”

October 4th, 2014
The latest September MWIA newsletter can be find online now.

July 21th, 2014
Communique of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
As a member of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, MWIA is pleased to display the communique by the Partnership after their meeting in Johannesburg around the Newborn Action Plan, which is part of the Saving Every Woman Every Child commitment.

July 15th, 2014
MWIA contributes to Unicef handbook on adolescent health

Dr. Rosa Maria Nancho of the Philippine Medical Women’s Association is using cases from MWIA’s Training Manual on Adolescent Sexuality in a handbook developed by the Philippine Society of Adolescent Medicine for rural health units in Yolanda-stricken areas of the country. This handbook has been commissioned by UNICEF and deals with adolescent health including sexual health.? What has changed since then? What would you like to see?
If you wish to contribute please send your submissions MWIA secretary general Dr. Shelley Rosse:,  by August 1st and MWIA will send our contribution in as one group.

July 8, 2014
Statement from the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) and Medical Women’s Federation UK (MWF)

The Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) and the Medical Women’s Federation UK (MWF) strongly support Amnesty International in their new campaign ‘Occupational Hazards’, focusing on the threats that many Afghan women face just doing their jobs. Please see the full statement here.

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