Femicide: Do You Know What to Look For?

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

It is imperative that physicians and other health professionals be knowledgeable about the signs of domestic violence and provide resource information to at-risk women. The Canadian Femicide and Observatory for … Read more

Increased Rape Attacks in South Sudan report MSF

Monday, December 31st, 2018

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada is one of 70 organizational and individual members of the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada. The FMWC WPS committee supports the … 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

Gender-Based Abuse has no Place in Professional Discourse.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Physicians Can and Must Do Better The Medical Post recently reported on a #MeTooMedicine moment that happened over Twitter involving a male physician and two women physicians that highlights in … Read more

Participation, Protection, Prevention: The United Nations Security Council Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Reading time: 7:00 mins  In May, the Ottawa FMWC Branch was invited to a dinner in the Parliamentary Dining Room hosted by Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran. It was an educational … 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

Support the UN Feminist Network in Ending Sexual Assault and Discrimination at the UN

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Reading time: 1:30 min The FMWC received the following request for support from the UN Feminist Network. The FMWC has signed the petition and we encourage you to explore the … Read more

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