The Wonca Working Party on Women and Family Medicine (WWPWFM) was established at the 16th International Conference of Wonca in Durban, in 2001. The Working Party takes a leadership role in advocating for the concerns raised by women doctors and women’s health in family medicine/general practice. The Working Party was consolidated at the 17th Wonca World conference, in Orlando, in 2004. It has had successful preconference events at many meetings since, including the 18th Wonca World conference in Singapore, 2007, regional meetings, and at Wonca World conference, in Cancun, in May 2010. WWPWFM has workshops and events at Wonca regional meetings, and aims to have a policy development working meeting in between each triennial Wonca World conference. The next is planned for Canberra, Australia, in September 2012.
WWPWFM is a policy initiator in gender equity. The Hamilton Equity Recommendations (HER statement) and 10 steps to gender equity, developed at the mid triennial meeting held in Hamilton Canada, in 2006, were adopted by Wonca World Council, in Singapore in 2007. Important by-laws changes, and the establishment of the Organisational Equity Committee, were adopted by Wonca World Council, in Cancun in 2010.
Membership is open to all interested family doctors. Interested doctors are invited to contact your regional lead and attend the WWPWFM workshops at regional Wonca meetings