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ICW at Pre-CSW62 Africa regional strategy meeting

Poster courtesy of FEMNET

The International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) is honoured to join Key Africa regional women rights, empowerment and development advocates who converge at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week to strategize on how the organisations will continue to contribute and influence policy and priorities ahead of the 62nd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) meeting coming up in March.

The meeting which has been organized by The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) and partners on 19th and 20th February 2018 is expected to bring together 40 representatives of women right's organisations from the region to develop a common advocacy position and policy recommendations with key messages to lobby governments prior to, during and after CSW62.

With Support from UNAIDS East and Southern Africa, ICW is represented in this meeting by Nadege Uwase the focal person for ICW’s Chapter of Young Women and Adolescent girls (CYWAG) who will make a panel presentation on Young Women Living With HIV and their policy priorities and Florence Anam our Advocacy and Communications Manager who will speak to the Expectations from CSOs and opportunities for CSOs to engage.

This strategy meeting provides ICW an opportunity to collaborate and strengthen our advocacy on keeping the voices and issues of women and girls living with HIV represented into broader sustainable development dialogues and strategies.

This year's Commission on the Status of Women will be held from March 12 to 23 2018 at the UN headquarters in New York, with the theme,"challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and women's empowerment of rural women and girls.''