Our Values

As part of a global network ICWAP upholds the core values of the ICW Global:

  • Mutual Respect, Honesty, Integrity and Confidentiality;
  • Commitment to advocacy;
  • Accountability to our members, other ICW regions, ICW Global and our members;
  • Self-determination; and
  • Understanding our issues using a women’s rights and feminist lens and ensuring feminist principles govern how we operate.

We are guided by the following principles:

  • Feminism
  • Acknowledge, accept and represent the diversity of women living with HIV
  • Critical reflection
  • Commitment
  • Apolitical/non-partisan, whilst interpreting and challenging power
  • Equitable distribution of responsibilities
  • Pro-activeness
  • Volunteerism
  • Continuous learning
  • Non-violence
  • Participation
  • Accountability
  • Commitment to women’s rights
  • Respect for every person’s dignity.