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Bursary Now Closed

Applications for the Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary ($1000) are now CLOSED!

Bursary applications have now closed. We look forward to announcing the successful applicant during NAIDOC week. We would like to thank all our members and affiliated organisations for spreading the word. Contributions to the Project can be made directly online or through the purchase of Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Scarves.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary

AFMW Bursary – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine – Applications CLOSED

APPLICATIONS CLOSED 21 JUNE: During Reconciliation Week, the Australian Federation of Medical Women, is making a tangible commitment to the support of continuing education of Aboriginal and Torres’s Strait Islander women in medicine with an inaugural bursary. As part of their commitment to reconciliation and the Makarrata Commission, we would like to encourage and empower a female medical graduate who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, to further their medical career and/or leadership aspirations.

Magdalena Simonis, Chair AFMW Climate Health Action Group (CHAG)

AFMW Announces Our Climate Health Action Group (CHAG) [UPDATED]

UPDATE. New members to the AFMW CHAG welcome PLUS discover 6 Practice Tips to help decarbonize our planet. The AFMW is proud to be a member of the Better Futures Australia Health Working Group, which includes representatives from Doctors for the Environment Australia, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, and Climate and Health Alliance.

CSW65 Agreed Conclusions

View the brief summary of the CSW65 Agreed Conclusions. Prepared by Dr Magdalena Simonis President, AFMW , host of the AFMW CSW65 Parallel Event. The full version is also available to download. Aims of the Commission are for: Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.

National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together

National Reconciliation Week is held from May 27 to June 3. AFMW stands with all Australians during this week, National Reconciliation Week, to learn about our shared cultures and histories. https://vimeo.com/410459776 The Uluru Statement from the heart is an invitation to the Australian people, from First Nation Australians. It asks… Read More »National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together

How to help patients contemplating a pregnancy this year

A NEWLY pregnant patient of mine with pre-existing mental health issues recently told me she was considering a termination. Despite previously wanting a baby, she was feeling distressed and ambivalent due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Her fears were real, understandable and sufficient to destabilise her condition. How… Read More »How to help patients contemplating a pregnancy this year

The WomenSpeak Network

AFMW is a member of The WomenSpeak Network, one of four non government National Women’s Secretariats funded by the Commonwealth Office for Women to act as a conduit for the exchange of information between the Government and the women’s sector and provide representative advice on policy issues affecting women. The WomenSpeak Network provides the Federal Office for Women with significant input on issues affecting women in Australia, including childcare, women’s health, women’s leadership, young women, the role of men and boys in gender equity, and violence against women.