ICW’s Global Strategic Plan focuses on two key strategies designed to empower our work on the key issues impacting the lives of women living with HIV and achieve policy reform.
Strategy 1: Movement Building
To build a vibrant movement of powerful and informed women living with HIV who realize and claim their rights at a personal and societal level.
ICW believes that the key to effective advocacy is a powerful movement of women living with HIV. Our Movement Building efforts for the next three years will focus on strengthening our key capacities to:
- build a movement of informed and strong women living with HIV;
- increase ICW membership and the active engagement of existing ICW members across regions and globally;
- open up spaces for women to express our experiences and tell our stories;
- implement vibrant and effective campaigns that reflect our issues;
- put into place improved and dynamic communications and knowledge sharing strategies and information management;
- increase involvement of young women; and
- develop active intergenerational mentorship and succession planning.
Strategy 2: Advocacy
To define and advance the agenda of women living with HIV and undertake strategic advocacy efforts to ensure the realization of our human rights.
ICW’s global advocacy efforts for the next three years will focus on effecting targeted and strategic advocacy campaigns on the key issues identified in the advocacy agenda and strengthening and building the critical capacities needed to make change. ICW’s advocacy efforts will concentrate on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights particularly, forced and coerced sterilization of women living with HIV and maternal mortality, and criminalization of HIV and key populations. ICW has powerful potential to amplify the voices of women living with HIV and undertake strategic and collaborative advocacy efforts designed to:
- advance the agenda of women living with HIV;
- ensure the intentional and effective engagement of women living with HIV in decision-making processes;
- secure the human rights of women living with HIV and their families; and
- hold governments and institutions accountable to their commitments at all levels.