Attend ICM’s Professional Development Events
Refine your skills on ICM’s E-Learning Platform
Become a candidate for ICM’s Young Midwife Leaders (YML) Programme (Currently not receiving applications)
Represent your region on ICM’s Regional Professional Committee
Gain access to scholarships to support attendance at congresses and conferences
Depending on application criteria and available funding, members of MAs may access scholarships to help fund participation at global and regional congresses.
Contribute to high-level policy discussions at the TRIAD meeting
Shape the global, strategic direction of midwifery as a member of ICM Council
Contribute to global research and policy development
MAs benefit from the accelerated opportunity to inform global research and practice. MAs also participate in, subject-specific working groups that influence governments and partner organisations to better support midwives and midwifery services.
Benefit from ICM advocacy support
Receive support from ICM’s Regional Professional Committees
Connect with experts in your region regarding midwifery education, regulation, research and leadership.
Benefit from ICM’s long standing, global reputation
Receive a Membership Certificate
Use the ICM Member logo to showcase your affiliation with ICM
Become an ICM Congress Host Country
Invite ICM Board Members and Representatives as speakers at your association events
Amplify your association news on ICM’s global networks
Have your association featured on ICM’s Global Midwives’ Associations Map
MAs are listed and geocoded on the ICM Global Midwives’ Associations Map and will have the opportunity to populate the map with their own data on midwifery, association, education, leadership and regulation.
Become a member of ICM’s global community of midwives
ICM’s global community of midwives connects regularly on a wide variety of web-based, collaborative environments such as congresses, regional conferences, virtual meetings, Facebook, and WhatsApp. Members are able to build relationships with midwives in their region and all over the world to share interests, challenges or best practices and to conduct community activities.
Participate in ICM-funded projects
Access funding support in humanitarian emergencies
ICM provides funding to MAs who are operating in conflict, natural disasters or other humanitarian crises. The aim of this initiative is to provide MAs with critical and timely funding to ensure the life-saving work of midwives is accessible when community members need it most. This funding depends on grant application criteria and availability of funds.
Being a member of ICM gives us a first hand opportunity to participate in decisions surrounding midwifery. Membership has allowed us to work with MAs in other countries and helped us gather information from other countries and see how to best adapt them to our country.
Take advantage of ICM membership benefits to enhance the knowledge of your association and your members, advance the midwifery profession, and champion evidence in public policy. ICM’s member associations pay annual membership fees, which we use to strengthen, support and advocate for midwives and midwifery globally.