International community of women living with HIV (Kenya chapter)
ICW-Kenya chapter is network of women living with HIV/AIDS in the world wide. Our goal is to access information about HIV and sharing with our community at grassroots level.
On International Human Rights Day, a panel discussion titled, “Opposing grave human rights violations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity” was held at UN headquarters in New York. During the panel, a landmark declaration from the Vatican (Holy See) was read out opposing “all forms of Protecting and promoting the rights of people affected by HIV and marginalized populations is the cornerstone of effective AIDS, public health and development responses.
ICW-Kenya chapter supports countries to create an enabling human rights environment, promote gender equality, and address the HIV-related vulnerabilities and needs of women and girls.
ICW-Kenya chapter also works to respond to HIV among men who have sex with men and transgenders populations, and supports legal frameworks including enabling trade and intellectual property legislation for improved access to affordable essential medicines and commodities, violence and unjust discrimination against homosexual persons.”
Areas of Work
- HIV Treatment
- HIV Prevention
- HIV Care and Support
- HIV Testing
- Sexual and Reproductive Health / HIV/SRH integration
- Maternal and Child Health (PMTCT+)
- Harm Reduction, work with injecting drug users and partners
- Violence against women
- Economic Empowerment
- Law and Women's Rights