Sustainable Development Goals 2030
In September of 2015, after over a year of consultation with civil society organizations, citizens, scientists, academics, and the private sector, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) featuring 169 sub-targets on a wide variety of important social, economic, and environmental priorities. Although the SDGs do not have a standalone goal on HIV, like the Millennium Development Goals did, it does include:
Goal 3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.”
Goal 3 which includes among other things, specific targets to: reduce maternal mortality; end AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis by 2030; ensure access to safe, effective quality and affordable medicines; and, critically, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services including family planning.
Goal 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
Goal 5 which includes specific targets on ending all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, eliminating all forms of violence in public and private spheres and ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.
To explore all 17 Sustainable Development Goals check out: “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda.”
What is the role of networks of women living with HIV in the SDGs?
Demanding what we need!
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a unique opportunity for networks of women living with HIV to undertake advocacy to ensure that SDG prioritization, investment and implementation are responsive to our needs.
Women living with HIV can and should be highly involved in country-level implementation, monitoring, and accountability processes from the very start!
How are networks engaging in the first year of the SDGs?
In this first year of the SDGs, ICW embarked on an innovative project to support networks of women living with HIV to engage with SDG implementation in their countries. The project was supported by UN Women.
This year ICW held a series of interactive three day workshops designed to engage networks of women living with HIV, to provide key information about the SDG’s, develop an SDG priority charter for their network and needs and develop a strategy to participate in SDG prioritization and implementation at country level.
In partnership with ICW Southern Africa:
- Namibian Women’s Health Network: Windhoek, Namibia
- ICW Mozambique: Maputo, Mozambique
In partnership with ICW Eastern Europe and Central Asia:
- Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS: Lviv, Ukraine
The culmination of these workshops included an opportunity to meet directly with key ministers and individuals who are tasked with moving the SDG’s forward at country level.
With support from UN Women we were also able to support five networks of women living with HIV to hold mini-workshops or projects in their countries to engage with the SDGs. The projects included mini-workshops and community meetings about engaging in SDG implementation.
- ICW Zimbabwe: Harare, Zimbabwe
- Thai Positive Women’s Network & ICW Asia Pacific: Bangkok, Thailand
- EVA, Russian Positive Women’s Network & ICW EECA: Saint Petersburg, Russia
- ICW Kenya: Nairobi, Kenya
- ICW République Démocratique du Congo, Kishasa: Democratic Republic du Congo
"Women living with HIV call for affirmative action with the need to own our future."
For more information about these workshops, read our outcome report here.
Ensuring that the SDGs are responsive to the needs of women living with HIV will require long-term and sustained activism, advocacy and investment over the next 15 years.
Information on how you can engage with the SDGs!
ICW SDGs & Women living with HIV
Introduction to the SDGs
Millennium Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals Indicators
High Level Political Forum: Follow-up and Review Mechanism
High Level Political Forum: Country Inputs
Realizing Rights Through The Sustainable Development Goals:
The role of national human rights institutions
Human Rights & the SDGs
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
Universal Periodic Review
Producing Shadow Reports to the CEDAW Committee: A Procedural Guide
Driving Gender Responsive Implementation of 2030 Agenda: