To carry out its program of action, the IAW has created Commissions which work in specific thematic areas.

At the moment the IAW has the following commissions:

Commission on Democracy

Convenor
Anje Wiersinga

Members
Heleen Jansen
Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt

Commission on Climate Change

Convenor
N.N.

Commission on Health

Convenor
Gudrun Haupter

Member
Ursula Nakamura

Convenor
Lyda Verstegen

Members
Derya Akinci Briand
Alison Brown
Charmaine Hidayatullah
Meenakshi Kumar
Camilla Wagner
Artemis Westenberg

Convenor
Heide Schütz

Members
Esther R. Suter co-convenor
Manju Kak co-convenor
Marion Böker
Susanne Riveles
Helen Self
Rosy Weiss

Commission on Violence against Women

Convenor
Signe Gissel Schmidt

Members
Soaud Houssein
Antonia Lavine

Violence against women is the most devastating symbol of patriarchy; that is why we would like to use the term “gender based violence”.  Globally, one in three women experience physical or sexual violence, mostly within the domestic sphere. If we add on psychological violence to the statistics, the number is much much higher. Gender-based violence is a violation of basic human rights, and the physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls are by all means atrocious. Death is of course the most catastrophical consequence of this very wide spread problem: Gender based violence is of endemic measures in every country.  

We, the IAW, recognize gender based violence in all its forms: physical, psychological, verbal, material, economical, sexualized, digital and honour violence. The Commission on Violence against Women promote programs of action and other measures to prevent and eliminate gender based violence in all its forms. We do so at national, regional and international levels. We enact and/or reinforce legislation and monitor its implementation.

Commission on Women and the Economy

Convenor
Joanna Manganara

Members
Vivian Konditamde
Roshan Ara
Manju Kak
Meenakshi Kumar

Commission on Education

Convenor
K.G. Vijayalakshmy

Member
Radhika Somasundaran

Commission on Protection of Privacy/ GDPR

Convenor
Lene Pind

Members
Lyda Verstegen
Alison Brown
Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt