ICW is the only global network by and for women living with HIV. Founded in 1992, ICW has continued to grow into a network of 5000 women and girls living with HIV in 138 countries. We envision a world where all women living with HIV live free of gender oppression, realizing and claiming our full rights inclusive of sexual, reproductive, legal, social, economic, and health rights. ICW undertakes strategic advocacy to improve the quality of life of women and girls living with HIV and to ensure the realization of our human rights. Our work is framed within a rights-based, feminist strategy that includes gender equality, access to care, treatment and support, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the right to meaningful involvement in all decisions that impact our lives. In all these areas, ICW pays special attention to issues facing young women, girls, and adolescents living with HIV. Central to our work is the reduction of stigma and discrimination against women living with HIV all over the world.
The mission of the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV. We seek to achieve our mission by facilitating equitable access to treatment, care and support services for people living with HIV around the world. Our activities in support of this goal fall into three principal, mutually supporting programme areas: advocacy; knowledge management; and community development. The promotion of human rights, leadership and the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV cuts across and underpins all of our work. GNP+’s work focuses on themes that people living with HIV have identified as of crucial importance to their lives: access to treatment, care and support; promoting the rights of people living with HIV, including their sexual and reproductive health and rights; prevention of perinatal transmission of HIV; social protection for people living with HIV; elimination of stigma and rights violations, including at the work place; promoting the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA principle) and the leadership of young people living with HIV.
UNAIDS is an innovative joint venture of the United Nations, bringing together the efforts and resources of eleven United Nations organizations to respond to AIDS. The UNAIDS Secretariat’s headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland with staff on the ground in more than 50 countries. UNAIDS cosponsors are: the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); the World Food Programme (WFP); the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); UN Women; the International Labour Organization (ILO); the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the World Health Organization (WHO); and the World Bank.