Released date: 02-Dec-2015
Love Positive Women: Romance Starts at Home (LPW) was first conceptualized in 2012 by Jessica Whitbread and implemented in February 2013. LPW’s purpose is to create space to celebrate and acknowledge women living with HIV, whether it is for oneself, a loved one or a community.
The premise is simple: using social media (Facebook) in conjunction with individual and collective actions as a means of sharing and supporting, women living with HIV are asked how they would love themselves and their community.
Others, whether they were friends, lovers, family, outreach workers or community partners, were asked how they were going to love women living with HIV
as an act of solidarity.
Love Positive Women 2015 Report
Released date: 04-Sep-2015
In April 28 and 29 2015, Twenty two young women activists in the HIV and SRHR fields came together from Nigeria, India, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Russia, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Vietnam, in the aim of meaningfully improving the provision of SRHR services for all, including women living with HIV As part of a Nigeria-based project to facilitate a strong, inclusive SRHR movement that fully addresses the needs of women living with HIV. The International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), Women’s Global Networks for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), and ICW West Africa convened a Young Women´s Strategy Meeting in Abuja, Nigeria. The objectives of the meeting were to:
- bring together national and international young women advocates, who will develop a global strategy and means of collaboration spring-boarding from
Nigeria, to culminate in a global demand for change on days of action in 2015, ending on World AIDS Day December 1st, 2015;
- develop a shared understanding and enhance global recognition of SRHR violations faced by women living with HIV (both in Nigeria and worldwide), share
real life testimonies from young women in Nigeria and around the world, and empower women living with HIV in the process of advocating for their
SRHR, demanding that the SRHR needs of women living with HIV, with a particular focus on young women, be met throughout their lives and not just
in the context of vertical transmission.
We share the report of the meeting and hope it can be used to support SRHR advocacy initiatives for adolescent girls and young women especially those living with HIV.
ICW Young Women's Strategy Meeting 2015 Report (2523 KB)
UN CSW59 ReportReports
Released date: 12-Jun-2015
The 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) marked the 20 year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This year was particularly interesting as it also marks the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) that were set in 2000 and were meant to be reached by 2015. With many of the goals only partially met, governments, civil society and other stakeholders have been feverishly discussing what to do next. ICW was organized and mobilized to advocate for the rights of women living with HIV at CSW59 to ensure that we remain on the agenda.
UN CSW59 Report (1000 KB)
UNAIDS Post-2015 ReportReports
Released date: 04-Jun-2015
As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to a close in 2015, governments, the international community, and the UN are negotiating a new set of Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Post-2015 agenda.
UN-NGLS-2015-post (1042 KB)
Released date: 06-Mar-2015
The International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), in partnership with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) saw this collaboration as an opportunity to create several dialogue platforms between researchers and women living with HIV and to create further possibilities for collaboration.
Partnership on Gender-Sex in HIV Research Report (996 KB)
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