International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI)
The International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI) is an international nonprofit association, based in the United States, dedicated to the goal of promoting health, health care, and well-being of women throughout the world through participation, empowerment, advocacy, education, and research. They are a multidisciplinary network of women’s health providers, planners, and advocates from all over the globe. They constitute an international professional and lay network of those committed to improving women’s health and quality of life. The Council was founded in 1983.
They hold congresses with themes focusing on various aspects of women’s health. In 2008, the congress was held in Botswana.
Enhance empowerment, decrease inequity, and promote the health and well-being of women worldwide by facilitating and supporting communication and networking among researchers, clinicians, educators, and community advocates.
Objectives and Activities
- increase the impact of members (individually and collectively) through improving the health and well-being of women internationally
- Contribute to reducing violence and its impact on vulnerable women across their life span in health and illness
- Develop worldwide partnerships and coalitions for the purpose of decreasing risks affecting the health and well-being of wome