IWD2022: WONCA Working Party for Women and Family Medicine

As the chair of the WONCA Working Party for Women and Family Medicine (WWPWFM), and on behalf of our members, I wish to thank all of the Female Family Doctors of the world who are working every day to make our planet healthier for all. Women Family Doctors are continuously leading and healing in a multitude of ways every minute of every day: including in medicine, academia, public health, health care policy and in their personal lives and communities.  Women Family Doctors of the World—thank you and bless you!

The WWPWFM welcomes members to join us through our email listserve and at regional and world conferences. We are rebuilding our working party with an emphasis on networking and connection through social media and virtual meetings called Women’s Fireside Wisdom (modeled after the wonderful WONCA Rural Cafes), We look forward with great anticipation to meeting together in person in Sydney Australia. Our proposed key themes for the 2023 WONCA World conference are:

1. Female Gender: diversity, equity and inclusion

2. Holding up half the world-Women leading in family medicine 

3. Womens Health in a changing world

4. Women and Family-Intimate partner Violence