Our Values | ICW NA | International Community of Women living with HIV

Our Values

Values of ICW


We answer to the members of our network and the women living with HIV whose interests
we serve.

Self Determination and Emancipation

We promote and practice the principles of GIPA/MEWA (Greater Involvement of People with AIDS/Meaningful Engagement of Women with HIV and AIDS).

Integrity and Critical Reflection

We are committed to working in a way that is transparent to our members and that builds our capacity to put the needs of women living with HIV above individual interests.

Feminisms and Gender Equality

We work to support the ability of all women living with HIV to define, establish and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal and social rights.

Social Justice

We recognize that as with all people, we share a common humanity and therefore a right to equitable treatment, support for our human rights, and a fair allocation of community resources.

Commitment to Advocacy

We are committed to improving health and social policies that increase fairness and access for all women living with HIV.

Self Care

In doing our work with its many demands, we commit to care for ourselves as we offer care and support to each other.

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Vision and Mission

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Network of Regions

  • We are a network of individual women living with HIV, but we have a shared, collective agenda and work collaboratively at the local, national, regional and global levels.