Women Lead: Community Participatory Research Based Advocacy Towards Policy and Programs that Impact Women and Girls
Event date: 24-Jul-2018
The International Community of Women Living with HIV invites you to a Satellite Session, titled: Women Lead: Community Participatory Research Based Advocacy Towards Policy and Programs that Impact Women and Girls.
Date: 24 July 2018
Time: 7:00am – 8:30am
Venue: Emerald Room, RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre
Event date: 9-Jul-2018
Research has shown that although a scale up of healthcare services has been recorded, women living with HIV still face major barriers when it comes to accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health and rights services, at the same time facing stigma and discrimination and violence in their surrounding homes, communities and even within facilities. This saw a need to create a consolidated guideline to ensure that policy and programming consider the diversity of women living with HIV as well as the challenges they face within their communities, to create an enabling environment for proper access to SRHR services.
In April 2018 Salamander Trust launched a generic Checklist, with financial support from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and with wider advisory and collaborative support from global, regional and national networks of women living with HIV. The Checklist supports community advocacy to advance the full implementation of the 2017 WHO Consolidated Guideline on the SRHR of women living with HIV.
ICW, on behalf of UNAIDS and WHO, together with civil society partners would like to invite you to a Webinar on Community Research For Global Policy Reform and National Action.
Join this webinar to learn more about how to uphold the SRHR of women living with HIV: to ensure intrinsic rights; and to enable women living with HIV to access the healthcare they want.
- Introduction and background to the Checklist
- National Experience Implementation Workshop
- Experience from other countries reviewing national guideline on the SRHR of women living with HIV
- Discussion and questions.
Monday July 9, 2018 14:00–15:30 (CAT) across the following time zones. Double check time zones for Harare 14:00–15:30 (CAT) here if your country is not on the list below.
- Bolivia / New York: 08:00–19:30
- Cameroon / Nigeria / UK: 13:00–14:30
- Botswana / Lesotho / Malawi / Mozambique / Namibia / The Netherlands / South Africa / Swaziland / Switzerland / Zambia / Zimbabwe: 14:00–15:30
- Kenya / Kyiv / Tanzania / Uganda: 15:00–16:30
- India: 17:30–19:00
- Bangkok: 19:0–20:30
How to participate
- Follow this link https://zoom.us/j/124838523
- Click on Join Meeting.
- You will receive a pop-up asking: ‘Do you want to run this application?’ Click ‘RUN‘ and this will take you to the ‘join the meeting’ screen.
- You can test your mic and speakers to see if they are working for the meeting – Click ‘Test Mic and Speaker‘ and close the window when you are finished.
- To Join the Meeting – Click ‘Join Conference via mic and speaker’.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before July 5th.
Event date: 24-Jul-2018
We are pleased to invite you to a WHO Partners’ Reception on Tuesday 24 July, from 19:00 to 21:30, during AIDS2018.
|When:||24 July 2018, 19:00-21:30 hrs|
|Where:||Parker’s Winebar, Rosarium, Europaboulevard, Amstelpark 1|
Parker’s Winebar is a 10 minute walk from the conference centre in the Rosarium complex just inside Amstelpark.
We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam.
Dr Gottfried Hirnschall
Department of HIV and Global Hepatitis Programme
World Health Organization
Event date: 1-Feb-2018
Started in 2013 by ICW’s Jessica Whitbread, Love Positive women is an annual event that takes place from February 1st to 14th using social media to create awareness about Women living with HIV and link women from all over the world to acts of love and care.
To date Love positive women has created a platform for individuals and communities to engage in public and private acts of love and caring for women living with HIV. It is also a time for us at ICW to focus on self-love as a way of drawing our collective strength towards a more connected community and network.
This year the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) have teamed up with Jessica to develop the Love Positive Women guide. Please read and share the guide and follow the Facebook page here to connect with women living with HIV and our partners and friends planning various activities across the world.
Join ICW with our sisters, partners, family and friends in celebrating Love Positive Women #lovepositivewomen.
Event date: 27-Oct-2017
Community Driven Strategic Information for Change Webinar
Please join Project SOAR, GNP+, ICW, UNAIDS and USAID for a webinar presenting the People Living with HIV Stigma Index 2.0. In this 1 hour webinar, researchers from Project SOAR and collaborators from global networks of people living with HIV will describe the participatory process of updating the Stigma Index, funded by USAID and PEPFAR. Presenters will highlight how the updated tool is different from the original version and will discuss the results from pilot testing the updated tool in three countries—Cameroon, Senegal, and Uganda.
The People Living with HIV Stigma Index was developed by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and UNAIDS as a survey tool to collect evidence on stigma and discrimination that can be used to advocate for the rights of people living with HIV.
Project SOAR, in collaboration with the Stigma Index partners (GNP+, ICW and UNAIDS), USAID and other stigma experts implemented a process to update the People Living with HIV Stigma Index. Since the tool was first launched in 2008, it has been widely used, and the evidence base around stigma has grown. The update was undertaken to more directly capture the experiences of the diversity of people living with HIV, and to take into account the shifting global response to HIV—particularly the global recommendations around early treatment. The People Living with HIV Stigma Index has been strengthened so it can be applied more effectively as a measurement, advocacy, and empowerment tool.