2019-2021 IAWMH Leadership - - - From right: Helen Herrman, Past President, 2015-2017; Florence Thibaut, President; Prabha Chandra, President-elect; Jayashri Kulkarni, Immediate Past President; Susan Kornstein, Treasurer; Debby Tucker, Executive Director


Established in 2001 to improve the mental health of women throughout the world, the International Association for Women’s Mental Health is a Not for Profit, Non-Governmental Organization.

IAWMH is designated by the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The association files financial reports with the IRS according to the law.

Christina Lamb Keynote at 8th World Congress on Women's Mental in Paris speaking on Women in War - The Untold Story


On International Women’s Day, March 8th 2019, the International Association for Women’s Mental Health (IAWMH) issued  a strong warning about the devastating and special dangers of war on women. We implore world leaders to consider the consequences of the widespread rape and abuse of women in war, particularly since there are still many existing global regions where war is still being waged and other potential war zones looming.Women’s bodies become battlefields during war and we demand an end to the use of rape as the cheapest weapon of mass destruction.
      The IAWMH is working hard to ensure peace and well being for all women on our planet and we urge other organisations to represent women’s welfare and  to truly include women’s voices and perspectives everywhere – not just as tokenistic gestures.
      In a plenary lecture at our 8th Congress on Women’s Mental Health in Paris today by prominent British war correspondent and author – Christina Lamb- the plight of our sisters in many war torn countries was graphically presented. To them – we offer our support and solidarity.
      On International Women’s Day we pledged our commitment to prevent war and to promote peace to enable the well being of women and girls in every part of our globe.

President IAWMH
Professor Florence Thibaut
President-Elect IAWMH
Professor Prabha Chandra
Immediate Past President IAWMH
Professor Jayashri KULKARNI


Come be a part of this vibrant community. As a member of the International Association for Women’s Mental Health you will be part our crucial mission to improve the mental health of women throughout the world, and to promote gender-sensitive and autonomy-enhancing mental health services for women.

IAWMH members network with professional colleagues representing multiple disciplines such as psychiatrists, psychologists, obstetrician/gynecologists, midwives, nurses, social workers, researchers, policy makers and academics.  We represent every continent except Antarctica so as a member you are part of a global network that also has professional depth. For more information on member benefits, click the link below.

Archives of Women’s Mental Health

Official Journal of IAWMH

IAMWH is pleased to offer free access for our paid members to the journal Archives of Women’s Mental Health.

To access the journal’s-page on the Springer Link, paid members must login to the Member Only page.   They will be entitled to read/download for free all articles from this publication.

DISCLAImer – IAWMH presents the World Congress on Women’s Mental Health, biennially and no other meetings or congresses are “official” IAWMH events.  When IAWMH is a cooperating organization it will be listed on our Upcoming Events page. The Conference on Gender and Violence in Chicago and Senegal is a SCAM and is not affiliated with IAWMH.