Application to be a Member Organization

Dear Potential Partner,

The International Community of Women Living with HIV – North America (ICWNA) is a network by and for women living with HIV (WLH) in all their diversity. We are a member of the larger International Community of Women Living with HIV Global (ICW-Global). ICW-NA was founded when WLH in Canada and the US realized that they needed a platform from which they could speak about their own experiences, and account for access to comprehensive HIV and Sexual and Reproductive health Services in the North American context. ICW-NA was formally incorporated in 2009, and built its institutional foundations through 2014, when it first received core funding from the Robert Carr Fund for civil society networks (RCF).

See Vision and Mission statement here

As we roll out our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan one of our strategic goals is to build and activate a robust membership for individuals and organizations. ICW wants to work towards an effective, democratically governed and representative network; we would like to expand our membership portfolio and have clear membership expectations and benefits. In addition, ICW is expanding its organization membership base and activating chapters.

ICW wants to partner with organizations that support its vision, missions, and shares its values.

ICW strongly believes that working in partnerships makes for smarter, coordinated, more accessible and easier implementation of activities that will bring an end to the HIV epidemic.

We are excited to welcome you as an organizational member and are sincerely committed to making sure the partnership is mutually beneficial.

As we continue to roll out our strategic plan, we will continue to explore and refine ways in which our partnerships can expand.

Here are some of the basic things that you can expect:

ICW will

  • Display your Logo & profile of member organization on partners page, as well as on scrolling banner
  • Support your organization’s mission and facilitate access to your services or advocacy work by sharing your organizations contact information

  • Spotlight and feature our collaborations and other activities via email and social media platforms

  • Share and amplify your organization’s news, call-to-action, online and social media publications messages, event, notices, press releases when they are made available to us. Partners are invited to send us content to share with our Listserv.

  • Follow and share posts from our vibrant social media community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Share opportunities to collaborate on co-host or co-brand events and activities with appropriate partners


ICW asks that Member Organizations

  • Complete the Organizational member Form (5 minutes)

  • Encourage Women living with HIV to become individual members of ICW

  • Where possible – share ICW as a partner on your website, materials, and/or provide refer/direct people to our website

  • Follow and share posts from on our social media community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Share any appropriate opportunities for collaboration, co-hosting and co-branding

Checklist for Member Organizations

In order to create your partner page and profile, please send the following to

  • Website URL

  • Social media links

  • If your website is a WordPress blog or has an RSS feed, please let us know, and we will be able to import new posts into the webpage

  • Organizational logo (recommended size: 300 x 300 pixels – or same as your organization’s Facebook page profile image/logo)
  • Organizational/Facebook Banner or similar image (recommended size: 800 x 160 pixels)

  • Brief content and tagline/brief sentence that will be placed appear below your organization’s name/beside the logo

  • 150-300 summary or organizational overview including vision and/or mission for the Profile page

  • Optional: media (e.g. appropriate video or image (475 pixels horizontally) that is not copyrighted or violates confidentiality/privacy)


Your gift will help ICW continue its important work supporting and empowering women and girls living with HIV around the world.