ICW is the only international network run for and by HIV-positive women. Its purpose is to promote the many voices of women living with HIV and advocate for changes that improve their lives. Since its birth in 1992, it has blossomed into a network of 5000 HIV-positive women in 138 countries and has developed expertise on the issues of HIV-positive women. The work of ICW is framed by a human rights strategy that focuses on three areas: gender equity; access to care, treatment and support; and the right to meaningful involvement in all decisions that affect the lives of women living with HIV. In all these areas ICW pays special attention to issues facing young HIV-positive women. Central to its work is the reduction of stigma and discrimination all over the world.