ICM MEMBER NEWSLETTER!
WELCOME TO THE ICM MEMBER NEWSLETTER!
This month, ICM is proud to launch the official websites for the Americas and the combined South-East Asia, Western Pacific and Eastern Mediterranean Regional Conferences of 2018. We are also engaging our members in our advocacy more than ever before – not only by sharing our brand new Resource and Advocacy Toolkit for April, but inviting your voice to champion health and human rights on important days including the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May 2018. Read what we are doing, join the conversation and be heard around the world!
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Respectful Maternity Care: The Universal Rights Of Childbearing Women
ICM CHAMPIONS RESPECTFUL MATERNITY CARE
ICM would like to thank the Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) subcommittee for its work in creating a submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on RMC in humanitarian settings. ICM is a proud signatory of this submission, which focuses on reducing preventable maternal morbidity and mortality.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIFE IS ALMOST HERE!
Join us in celebrating the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May 2018 with the theme: 'Midwives leading the way through quality care.' Download our Advocacy and Resource pack to join the conversations and follow our ongoing Midwifery Leaders Showcase, coming soon! This series profiles the diverse, talented and inspiring midwives who are leading the way in politics, policy, health systems, humanitarian settings and the local community. Would you like to nominate a phenomenal midwife for the Midwifery Leaders Showcase? Email email@example.com
APPLY FOR ONE OF ICM'S STANDING COMMITTEES TODAY!
The deadline for applications for membership on ICM Standing Committees has been extended to 6 April. We are seeking applicants for the following:
1) Regulation Standing Committee: Members from Latin America and Eastern Mediterranean regions
2) Research Standing Committee: Members from Central Europe, Eastern Mediterranean and South-East Asia Regions
View the Terms of Reference in English, French and Spanish. https://internationalmidwives.org/who-we-are/standing-committees/
It's not too late – send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org today!
ICM Chief Executive Sally Pairman has visited both Bali, Indonesia and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this month, working with the local teams of Congress organisers and Host Associations to progress the planning for ICM's 2020 and 2023 Congresses. Early registration is still open for Bali 2020, so apply now to benefit from a discount of over $100 on your ticket today! http://www.midwives2020.org/registration
11 APRIL - INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MATERNAL HEALTH AND RIGHTS: WHAT WOMEN WANT LAUNCH!
ICM is calling on all members, partners and stakeholders to participate in one of the most ambitious advocacy health campaigns in the world: What Women Want (WWW). Starting on International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, WWW aims to reach 1 million women worldwide who can share the one "ask" they want most of all when it comes to receiving quality reproductive and maternal health care. Follow the link to learn more, and share across your networks to reach 1 million women!
PARTICIPATE IN ICM'S ADVOCACY!: APRIL ADVOCACY TOOLKIT
April brings with it World Health Day, the 51st Session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development, International Day for Maternal Health and Human Rights, the launch of the What Women Want Campaign, World Immunisation Week and World Malaria Day. ICM are proud to support our partners' campaigns during the course of the month, and we invite you to add your voice to the important conversations by downloading our handy Advocacy Toolkit and sharing the key messages and graphics included on your social media.
Download the April Advocacy Toolkit Now!
ICM Advocacy Toolkit APRIL 2018
24-30 APRIL: WORLD IMMUNISATION WEEK
Has your life, or the life of someone close to you, been affected by lack of access to vaccines? Do you live with Autism and want to dispel the myths about its link to vaccines? Email email@example.com to be profiled this World Vaccines Week!
MIDWIVES TAKING THE MICROPHONE
"We need midwives in politics, in positions of power."
Read the insights of Áslaug Valsdottir, President of the Icelandic Midwives Association on ICM’s new advocacy blog: 'Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities'.
ICM CENTRAL EUROPEAN REGIONAL MEETING
18 of ICM's Members from Central Europe met in Brussels, Belgium to discuss ICM's new Triennial Strategy, undertake workshops and discuss the Iceland-Netherlands Twinning Up North programme.
Read the summary on our website.
ICM REGIONAL CONFERENCES
The new ICM Regional Conference websites are now live! Check them out here:
ICM South-East Asia, Western Pacific and Eastern Mediterranean Regional Conference in Dubai 6-8 Sep 2018. http://www.midwivesdubai2018.org/ http://www.midwivesdubai2018.org/call-for-abstracts.htm
ICM Americas Regional Conference in Paraguay 7-9 Nov 2018
Read welcome messages from the President of the Midwives Association in Paraguay, and from the Board members in the Americas and Asia Pacific.
WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY: THOUGHTS FROM A MIDWIFE AND MOTHER
Read the moving reflections of Ann Yates, a midwife and mother to Rosa, who has Down Syndrome, forWorld Down Syndrome Day.
SHARE YOUR SNAPS!
ICM is seeking photos from our Midwives Associations of their invaluable work. We want to showcase the diverse skills, roles and meetings of midwives from every region in our communications. Send your best pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org today!