The international community of women living with HIV Eastern Africa is seeking for applications from young women living with HIV to participate in the Regional Sexual Reproductive Health (SRHR) Advocacy Strategic Planning meeting for young women living with HIV. The training is targeted at SRHR advocates that have already participated in SRHR training from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to concretize the Sexual Reproductive Health Advocacy Agenda and draw key activities and strategies that will be carried out at the Regional level and in the respective countries.
Composition of the group
The group shall be composed of 24 members (funding allowing) with 8 from each of the three countries. The group will enable ICWEA to benefit from the guidance of women living with HIV in regards to key emerging issues related to SRHR faced by HIV positive women. Far from being a formally structured initiative, the group will seek to be a safe space for informal, agile, frank, flexible and innovative, internal discussions, initiatives and actions, related to key emerging issues between SRHR advocates and the ICWEA Secretariat.
Terms of Reference for the Young Women Sexual Reproductive Health Advocates
Must be young women openly living with HIV and below 30 years of age living in any of the three respective countries. Must be ICW members who also demonstrate the following attributes:-
- Willingness, commitment and availability tailored to progress of work;
- Providing needed expertise and experience to on-going national/regional plan conversations;
- Willing to participate in planned SRHR advocacy activities at all levels;
- Participating in discussions with affected communities regarding key areas addressed;
- Firm commitment to the ethics of ICWEA and should be strong ICWEA members;
- Providing ongoing feedback to ICW secretariat;
- Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal (English shall be the language of operation)
- Should be able to have the IT basic skills, particularly Word, email and access to internet;
- Take lead in building the capacity of other ICW members in understanding their Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and how these impact on their lives.
- This is a voluntary position
Process for applications