HLM 2021 Side Event - ICW Non-Negotiables
NON-NEGOTIABLES TO ACHIEVING GENDER EQUITY & SRHR FOR ALL An intersectional panel discussion featuring self-identifying women leaders of networks of women living with HIV and key populations to discuss how to achieve gender equality in practice. The session will center on and build on ICW's non-negotiables list and create a platform for an important discussion of why mainstreaming gender equity and equality throughout the HIV response is essential to achieving the last mile. The panel speakers will bring to light the ways in which misogyny and sexism impact the HIV response and explore the intersectionality of multiple identities and the layered challenges of increased surveillance, vulnerability and risk for women in key populations and importantly the ways in which a focus on gender equality and equity can support more effective supports for all self- identifying women. Featuring: Olena Stryzhak, Positive Women Ukraine, ICW Global Chair Rita Wahab, MENA Rosa Regional Coordinator, Lebanon Morolake Odetoyinbo, Positive Action for Treatment Access/St. Lawrence University, Nigeria/US Sara Feegan, ICW Asia Pacific, Australia Mariana Iacono, ICW Argentina Coordinator Keren Dunaway, ICW Gender Equity Officer, Honduras Happy Assan, TAPUD, Tanzania
#GenderMatters: Ending Vertical Transmission: Building the power of women living with HIV to engage in validation processes
In preparation for May 28th , the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, ICW in partnership with Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) will have a virtual mini EMTCT training to launch their new EMTCT Validation Engagement Toolkit.
ICW, GNP+, and Y+ Global
Beyond LIVING Mental Health
For World Mental Health Day the Beyond LIVING partnership, a global advocacy platform between GNP+, ICW, and Y+ Global, worked with our Life Force to highlight the impacts of mental health on people living with HIV around the world. Through this video we want to stress the importance of universal mental health access for all and its importance especially for our community.