70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York

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Of note, SDG Goal number 5 – ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ received particular attention with Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-Moon stating that the new development goals will not be achieved ‘without full and equal rights for half of the world’s population’.

VMWS in the Media

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VMWS President Deb Colville featured in today’s Age in a piece titled “Women more likely to drop out of surgical training than men”. She commented, “… no matter how jovial or casual sexist remarks and behaviours may seem, they can discourage women from entering surgery or make them feel like impostors. She said orthopaedic surgeons seemed to be the most unwelcoming group for women, with some saying quite seriously that women’s brains are ‘wired differently’, making them unsuitable for the job.”

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Events 2015

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VMWS Events in 2015! Important dates for your diaries – don’t miss the remaining VMWS events for 2015 1.  Pre-AGM Workshop: Counter Bullying – Practical individual… Read More »Events 2015

AFMW Position Statements – Women’s Reproductive Rights

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AFMW invites feedback two draft position statements pertaining to women’s reproductive rights.  

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– Draft Position Statement on the Ethics of of Doctor’s Conscience.

– Draft Position Statement in Abortion.