Gun Violence and Medicine

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

The FMWC supports the position of the Canadian Doctors for Protection From Guns. In summer 2018, physicians in Canada and the US engaged in an impromptu social media campaign against gun violence … Read more

Locker (Operating) Room Talk: Gender Equity and the Medical Student’s Perspective

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

FMWC held their inaugural Gender, Equity and Diversity Student Essay Contest earlier this year and are happy to report that they have a winner! Ms. Darby Little, Class of 2021, … Read more

2019 Gender Equity and Diversity Medical Student Essay Winner Announced!

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Congratulations to Ms. Darby Little, Class of 2021, University of Toronto! You can read her essay here Dear Ms Little: We are pleased to congratulate you on being selected as … Read more

Physicians Against Sex Trafficking

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Sex-trafficking is a huge underground problem in Canada. It is impossible to know the true number of women and girls who are trafficked across North America. According to Canada’s National … Read more

Urgent Action Needed to Protect Indigenous Women From Forced and Coerced Sterilization

Monday, December 10th, 2018

FMWC adds its support to the call for the Government of Canada to take immediate action to address the issue of forced and coerced sterilization of Indigenous women. Orginally posted … Read more

Forced and Coerced Sterilization is a Violent Violation of Human Rights

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

This post was first published in The Medical Post, Friday, December 1, 2018 There is a class action lawsuit underway in Saskatchewan alleging that over a period of years, Canadian … Read more

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

November 25, annually, is observed as the InternationalDay for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This date is specifically chosen to honour the Mirabel sisters who were murdered by order … Read more

Rape is a War Crime that Canada Can Do More About

Friday, October 26th, 2018

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada supports Canada’s National Action Plan (C-NAP) and also advocates for special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other … Read more

Is it Medicine’s #MeToo or #TimesUp Moment Yet?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Reading time: 4:00 min This is a personal reflection submitted by Dr. Karen Breeck, past president of the FMWC. We applaud her courage in coming forward and sharing her experiences … Read more

FMWC Statement of Support for Rohingya Women and Girl Refugees

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Reading time: 2:00 min The Federation of Medical Women of Canada’s (FMWC’s) Women, Peace and Security Committee adds their support to the NGO statement that was released on April 26, … Read more

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