Membership Category & Voting Privileges
Board Member: members serving on the leadership board of SMG who have been elected from the general membership of SMG by majority vote. To qualify they must reside in Saudi Arabia and meet the ICM definition of “Midwife.” Board Members must declare any conflict of interest and refrain from voting on matters or discussion that may be considered a conflict of personal or professional interest.
Full voting privileges in all elections and matters open to the board and/or general membership.
General Member: any member who resides in Saudi Arabia and meets the ICM (International Confederation of Midwives) definition of “midwife” with a valid licence to practice midwifery in Saudi Arabia or their country of nationality, whether actively practicing as a midwife in Saudi Arabia or not.
ICM Definition of “Midwife” is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education program recognized in its country that is:
Based on ICM Essential Competencies
Meets Global Standards for Midwifery Education
Acquired requisite qualifications to register/legally licensed to practice and use term “midwife”
Demonstrates competency in practice of midwifery
Full voting privileges in all elections and matters open to the general membership.
Student Member: any member who resides in Saudi Arabia and is actively enrolled as a midwifery student, or any Saudi Arabian national who is studying midwifery abroad with intent to return to Saudi Arabia to practice midwifery.
Limited voting privileges in elections and matters open to the general membership where the board or general membership has voted to include students in the vote.
Supporting Member: anyone of any job title, regardless of residential status, who is interested in supporting midwifery in Saudi Arabia. These members may not vote but may contribute input for consideration.
No voting privileges.