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.

Celebrating the life of Lynde Francis

Dear all,

It with tremendous sadness that I announce that our dear sister, lifelong activist and member of ICW, Lynde Francis, passed away at 8:30am on the 31st March 2009 after a period of illness.  She will be an enormous loss to us all as individuals and as a network.

Those of us who know her well will be deeply affected by her death and we will make arrangements for tributes for Lynde to be forwarded as one way of paying our respects to her.

To add your tribute to Lynde, please email kproctor@icw.org

A Positive Partnership: The HIV immigration project

A Positive Partnership - The HIV Immigration Project was a partnership of three organisations, Positively Women, Asylum Aid and, during the second phase, the International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS (ICW).  When the Project came to an end in March 2009, the partnership produced a report to document how the project had worked and the continuing needs of women from abroad who were living with HIV in the UK. 

Article on ICW and the Collaborative Fund's Small Grants Project for HIV positive Women

In the right hands -  HIV-positive women choose grassroots projects
HIV-positive women in East Africa are coordinating small grants for grassroots organisations working with women and children on HIV treatment literacy, advocacy and women’s economic autonomy. This is development in the hands of those who know the reality of life in the context of the HIV and AIDS pandemic in Africa. The International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS, East Africa explains.

ICW Celebrates Appointment of Jeffrey Crowley as Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy

Wednesday March 4 -- On Thursday February 26, 2009 President Barack Obama announced his appointment of Jeffrey S. Crowley to head the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), the White House Office tasked with coordinating government efforts to prevent and treat HIV.

ICW documents coerced sterilization of HIV positive women in Namibia - report out now

The Namibia coerced sterilization project was initiated when, during an ICW advocacy workshop for young HIV positive women, 3 of the 30 participants stated that they had been sterilized. This alarming fact initiated a series of focus groups and interviews that did in fact suggest that HIV positive women were being coerced or forced into sterilization by hospital staff - 40 of the 230 women we spoke to.
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