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March 2016


SDGs Mini-grants Opportunity


For Women Living with HIV Networks

ICW believes the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a unique opportunity for women living with HIV to engage in shaping their country’s development goals and to ensure that the potential impacts on women living with HIV are beneficial.

In partnership with UN Women, ICW held SDGs workshops in three regions to empower networks of women living with HIV to engage with the SDGs.

We now want to support networks of women living with HIV to engage at the country level in the implementation and roll out of the SDGs in your country!

We are offering five (5) mini-grant opportunities of up to $2,000 USD each for your country to hold a small meeting, mini-workshop, or other advocacy activity to ensure that women living with HIV are meaningfully engaging with the SDGs.

The criteria for applying for the mini-grant is as follows:

  • The applicant must be a network of women or girls living with HIV, run by and for women living with HIV;
  • The proposed activity must directly engage women living with HIV to focus on increasing the influence women living with HIV have in the SDGs implementation process at the national level.

The deadline for applications is April 10th, 2016 at midnight EST. Applications and questions may be submitted via email to Katie Filous:

Photo Courtesy UN

Background on the SDGs

Building on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) momentum, and developed through one of the most consultative processes in UN history, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has recently been launched at the global level.

The SDGs contain 17 goals with 169 targets and 300 (proposed) indicators for the next 15 years. Importantly, they must be implemented at country level, and contain a strong gender equality focus throughout all targets. Read more on the Sustainable Development Goals here.

About ICW

ICW is the first and only global network of women living with HIV.We were founded in 1992 as a reaction to the silencing of women’s voices in the HIV response. ICW networks exist in more than 120 countries, forming 10 regional networks & the chapter of young women and girls (CYWAG).

Our Vision: ICW envisions a world where all women living with HIV live free of gender oppression, realizing and claiming our full rights inclusive of sexual, reproductive, legal, social, economic and health rights.

Our Mission: We exist to lead efforts towards securing and improving the quality of life for women living with HIV. We do this by mobilizing, organizing, advocating, mentoring and raising consciousness on the issues that directly impact our lives. Our advocacy focuses on:

  • Sexual, Reproductive Health & Rights, including Maternal Health and Mortality and Forced & Coerced Sterilization
  • Criminalization
  • Access to Treatment, Care and Support
  • Violence Against Women
  • Economic Justice.

    To read more about ICW’s work, click here:

Global Office

Yaya Center, Wood Avenue
Machera Court, Komo Lane
Ground Floor – CG

PO Box 7228 Postal Code 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Kenyan Based Staff

Rebecca Matheson – Global Director

Velvine Jobiese – Administrative Assistant

Florence Anam – Advocacy and Communications Manager

Maurine Murenga – Global Fund Coordinator

Rose Adem – Finance Manager

Virtual Staff

Toronto, Canada

Jessica Whitbread – Community Relations & Mobilization Manager

Washington, DC, US

Sophie Brion – Human Rights Attorney

Washington, DC, US

Katie Filous – Legal Fellow

Kampala, Uganda

Margret Happy – Communications and Advocacy Officer

Regional Coordinators

ICW AP: Sita Shahi



ICW NA: Karen Marcinczyk

ICW MENA: Rita Wahab

ICW C: Olive Edwards

ICW LA: Arely Cano

ICW CA: Calorine Kenkem

ICW ECA: Sveta Morozo

International Steering

Asia Pacific

Norlela Mohktar, Nepal

Marama Pala, New Zealand,

Ag, Chairperson

Central Africa

Fetia Donatienne, Democratic Republic of Congo


Chrysol Albert, Hope, Guyana

East Africa

Teresia Njoki Otieno, Kenya

Europe and Central Asia

Olena Stryzak, Ukraine

Zhenya Mailyan

Latin America

Ruth Mery Linares Hidalgo, Costa Rica

Hilda Esquivel, Mexico

Middle East and North Africa

Souhalia Ben Said, Tunisia

North America

Deloris Dockrey, USA,


Marvelous Mucenje, Canada

Southern Africa

Thembi Mkambule

Global Chair

West Africa

Monisola Elizabeth Ajiboye, Nigeria

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