ICW is honoured and proud to be the only international network which strives to share with the global community the experiences, views and contributions of 19 million incredible women worldwide, who are also HIV positive.

Treatment issues for Positive Women

Promise Mthembu (ICW Global Advocacy Officer) and Gcebile Ndlovu (Southern Africa Regional Coordinator) took part in a two day conference in Pretoria South Africa, on "Gender and HIV/AIDS - Mobilising African Leadership for Prevention and Access to Treatment", on May 3 and 4, 2004.

The UN against AIDS

ICW founder/member Kate Thomson recently represented ICW at the opening of the UN Games, themed 'Play fair, Play safe'. Please read more for Kate's inspiring speech which looks at issues of HIV in relation to the UN system.

ICW at the March for Women's Lives

Article image On April 25, 2004, over a million individuals marched on Washington to demonstrate overwhelming majority support for women's right to self-determination, and the right to choose safe, legal abortion and birth control. Beri Hull represented ICW and you can read her reportback in this article.

XV International AIDS Conference Press Release

The XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok 2004, the first of its kind to take place in Southeast Asia, will focus on how to advance access to science, prevention, treatment and resources for all people around the world. “Access for All”, the theme of the Conference, is particularly important in this global epidemic, which affects developing and developed countries. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Global Strategy: Breastfeeding critical for child survival

UNICEF and WHO call for increased commitment to appropriate feeding practices for all infants and young children.

The strategy also highlights the issue of optimal feeding of the roughly 2.6 million children who are born to HIV-infected women each year. The absolute risk of HIV transmission through breastfeeding - globally between 5% and 20% - needs to be balanced against the increased risk of morbidity and mortality when infants are not breastfed. All HIV-infected mothers should receive information about the risks and benefits of various options and guidance in choosing the most suitable option.
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