Projects & Initiatives

AFMW Projects and Initiatives

The AFMW has embarked on several initiatives and projects over the years. These aim to either shed further light on the issues that we advocate for, or assist medical women both professionally and personally. If you are interested in conducting research or undertaking a project that is in alignment with our mission, we are very willing to assist.

Projects & Initiatives

Bursary Now Closed
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

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.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary
 Dr Marissa Daniels (MBBS, BMedSc)

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.

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Magdalena Simonis, Chair AFMW Climate Health Action Group (CHAG)
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

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.

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AFMW Projects
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

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.

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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.

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