Reinforcing our Commitment
We want to impact the world by ensuring that women living with HIV live free of gender oppression, enjoy our human rights and better health, inclusion and social wellbeing. We will focus on the following key issues affecting women living with HIV:
Ensure adequate financial investment in women and girls living with HIV;
Eliminate gender-based violence;
Promote universal access to health care, with a focus on HIV and maternal health;
Promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women living with HIV;
End the criminalisation of women living with HIV, in all our diversity
Increased funding is urgently needed to support women-led responses to secure SRHR & address HIV
We urgently call for increased investment in comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. The effects of UK funding cuts on the work of the Global Fund and UNAIDS will create extreme jeopardy for women around the world and likely have deadly repercussions on women living with HIV.
Approaching PEPFAR Vision 2025 Strategy through a Gender Equity Lens
PEPFAR launched an online survey to provide any additional insights to contribute to its Strategy 2025. Thus it was crucial for all of us, feminist organizations and women living with HIV, to collectively respond to the lack of comprehensive, women-centered, rights based, gender-equitable HIV programs at the center of PEPFAR's new Strategy.
Closing the gaps for a person-centred WHO Global Health Sector Strategies on HIV, Hepatitis and Sexuality Transmitted Infections
The comments we have made are an overview summary of our thoughts, made in addition to those we submitted in relation to draft one. We highlight some major gaps that we still see in the current draft.
PEPFAR Strategy Statement by Women Living with HIV
Powerful intervention by ICW's Gender Equality Officer at the PEPFAR Listening Session call on PEPFAR to address the underlying structural inequities imapacting women and to prioritize the needs of women and girls living with HIV, with the support of Salamander Trust
Treatment Holidays and Adherence
Young women who were born with HIV have a lifetime of treatment, while women who were diagnosed later in life have also been taking medication for many years, causing a range of side effects from antiretroviral therapy, and psychological triggers of stressful and disorienting feelings of guilt and fragility related to one's own health.