Positive Women’s Network – USA
“The Positive Women's Network USA is a national membership body of women living with HIV and our allies that exists to strengthen the strategic power of all women living with HIV in the United States. Founded in 2008 by 28 diverse HIV-positive women leaders, PWN-USA develops a leadership pipeline and policy agenda that applies a gender lens to the domestic HIV epidemic grounded in social justice and human rights. Every day we inspire, inform, and mobilize women living with HIV to advocate for changes that improve our lives and uphold our rights. In addition to federal advocacy, PWN-USA supports regional chapters to build leadership at a local and state level.”
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected communities. NCAVP is a national coalition of local member programs and affiliate organizations who create systemic and social change.
The Women’s Collective
The Women’s Collective (TWC) is a leading community health and human service agency in Washington, DC that provides prevention, care, and support services and advocates for the health and human rights of girls and women. The Women’s Collective meets the needs of low income women, girls and families living with/or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other STDs by addressing the social determinants of health and health disparities they face, reducing barriers to care and services, strengthening networks of support in order to improve health outcomes and quality of life over their lifespan.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This federal agency serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
The mission of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is to amplify and strengthen the collective voices of Indigenous women and women of color to ensure reproductive justice through securing human rights. SisterSong is comprised of 80 local, regional and national grassroots organizations in the United States representing five primary ethnic populations/indigenous nations in the United States: Native American/Indigenous, Black/African American, Latina/Puerto Rican, Arab American/Middle Eastern, and Asian/Pacific Islander, as well as white allies and men. SisterSong provides online resources, in addition to training and public policy.
Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research and Treatment
Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research and Treatment (SMART) is the only community-based treatment, health, and prevention education, service, and advocacy organization run by and for women living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. SMART’s program model is designed with significant participant input: It is based on a realistic and practical approach that engages “hard to reach” and overlooked women that represent New York’s most economically vulnerable and underserved populations, who in addition to living with HIV/AIDS, have experienced and/or are at risk for homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, incarceration, and mental illness, which complicate their ability to effectively access HIV treatment and maintain their health.
Voces Latinas was founded to reduce the rate of HIV transmission among immigrant Latinas by connecting them with culturally and linguistically sensitive resources and services. Voces Latinas’ programs are all geared to educate and empower immigrant Latinas around reproductive rights in order to reduce violence and HIV risk. Through workshops and trainings, Voces Latinas points out that economic, social, and political power and resources are needed in order for immigrant Latinas to make healthier decisions for themselves and their families and in order to advocate for their community.
The NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. We work within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities. The Capacity Building Learning Center (CBLC) is a three year project of the NW Network to advance access for LGBTQ survivors’ access to meaningful, culturally appropriate, trauma-informed and survivor-centered advocacy, intervention, and domestic violence prevention. One part of this project is the Literature Review, an online, curated library useful to activists, advocates, program planners and funders concerned about LGBTQ-DV.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice of victims and survivors. They work to support survivors through policy change, and providing training to domestic violence advocates. NCADV provides free trainings on the intersection of domestic violence and HIV to advocates working both within domestic violence fields and HIV/AIDS service organizations.