Dr. Elana Fric: An Epilogue

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

The tragic story of Dr. Elana Fric is a sad reminder that violence against women is enabled by a justice system that is naïve to the ways and methods of … Read more

Media Pivotal in Changing Attitudes Around Domestic Violence

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The media play a critical role in how we understand and process violence against women. The case of Dr. Elana Fric highlights the double standard and class and gender biases … Read more

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

It is incomprehensible that after almost 20 years of careful negotiation and step-by-step progress beginning with the adoption of United Nations Security Resolution (UNSCR)1325 in 2000, pressure from the US … Read more

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