The International Network of Women Against Tobacco
Some of you might remember the exciting moment in Perth, Australia, more than seven years ago, at the Seventh World Conference, when 30–40 women from all continents met and discussed the possibility of a future network of women against tobacco. Our dream was to form a network of individuals who shared a common dedication to the importance of fighting against tobacco use by women. The International Network of Women against Tobacco (INWAT) has since been founded and, what is even more important recognized and accepted as an important partner in the tobacco control movement. INWAT is today a network of almost 600 members in 60 countries. Our main objectives are to counter the ruthless marketing and promotion of tobacco to women, to develop women-centred prevention and cessation programmes and to promote women’s leadership in tobacco control.