Member of the Women, Peace and Security Network - Canada

At the 2017 Annual General Meeting members decided for the FMWC to become a member of the Women, Peace and Security Network - Canada.  For more details about the Network, visit, or click here for more details about the FMWC's Women, Peace and Security Committee.

Discussion Paper with the CMA (2019)

In collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), in January 2019 we released a discussion paper entitled Addressing Gender Equity and Diversity in Canada's Medical Profession: A Review.

Advocacy to prevent violence against women and girls

The FMWC has always stood for advocacy to prevent violence against women and girls. Members of FMWC also have an international voice as they are also automatically a member of the Medical Women's International Association (MWIA). FMWC is a participant in the MWIA project to develop a manual for health care providers. We would like to share some work in progress and useful links with you:

  1. Here are some Canadian facts by the Canadian Women's Foundation: The Facts About Violence Against Women
  2. We invite you to go to The Lancet online for a free series on the prevention of violence against women and girls.
  3. The MWIA along with the World Medical Association and others had a statement entered into the record of the World Health Organization at their World Health Assembly last May:  NGO Statement on violence
  4. We remind you that together we have a voice, and eliminating violence against women is FMWC's wish for International Women's Day. Tell us what you have been up to.

World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on Social Determinants of Health

Social justice is a matter of life and death. It affects the way people live, their consequent chance of illness, and their risk of premature death. We watch in wonder as life expectancy and good health continue to increase in parts of the world and in alarm as they fail to improve in others. Click here for WHO report on closing the gap in health equity.

Gender Specific Medicine

This manual on how to integrate gender into medical education programs is part of the Gender and Curriculum Project in Ontario, Canada. Please feel free to view and share by clicking here.

A Training Manual for Gender Mainstreaming in Health was developed by the MWIA and which Dr. May Cohen (FMWC member) was instrumental in having produced. Click here to read more.

The training manual for Adolescent Sexuality written by Dr. May Cohen and compiled by Dr. Shelley Ross for the Medical Women's International Association is available. Click here to read more.