Each year since 1992, ICM leads global recognition and celebration of the work of midwives, on the 5th of May.
Each year ICM comes up with a campaign theme to motivate its Member Associaiotns, partners and stakeholders to raise awareness about the status of midwives and the essential care they provide to mothers and their newborns.
Celebrating IDM amidst Covid-19
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we want to make sure our Member Associations and midwives everywhere are able to mark #IDM2020 without large gatherings or in-person events.
Here are ICM's suggestions on celebrating IDM amidst Covid-19
The theme for ICM 2020 is Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite – our time is NOW!
Are you part of a female-focused organization? We've developed this resource to support with your plans to mark #IDM2020
Past IDM themes
IDM 2019 theme was: Midwives: Defenders of Women's Rights
IDM 2017: Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!
IDM 2016: Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery
IDM 2015: Midwives: For a Better Tomorrow
IDM 2014: Midwives Changing the World One Family at a Time
IDM 2013: The World Needs Midwives Now More Than Ever
IDM 2012: The World Needs Midwives Now More Than Ever
IDM 2011: The first 5km of the long Walk to Durban in South
IDM 2010: The World Needs Midwives Now More Than Ever
IDM 2009: The World Needs Midwives More Than Ever
IDM 2008: Healthy Families – the Key to the Future