Tanzania Network of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (TNW+)
Tanzania Network of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (TNW+) is a membership network established and run by HIV positive women from 4 NGOs and 19 CBOs. It is made of a strong membership of 55 WLHIV support groups reaching 1500 members in 12 districts of Tanzania Mainland. It was registered in May, 2006 as a Non-Governmental Organization with a registration S.O.NO.13146 as a first network of HIV positive women in Tanzania.
TNW+ is a member of local and international forums including International Community of Women Living with HIV East Africa, Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+). In Tanzania TNW+ is a member of the Non State Actors, a platform of civil society organization that pursues dialogue with TNCM in Tanzania on HIV, TB and Malaria response.
TNW+ plays a big role in helping HIV+ women on advocacy, capacity building, resources mobilization, treatment literacy, economic empowerment, HIV prevention and counseling to women and girls. TNW+ works in collaboration with the government through Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS). It collaborates closely with PLHIV networks including NACOPHA, local and international organization to respond to the challenge of HIV epidemic.
TNW+ implement community interventions in Treatment Care and Support, Rights Related Barriers to HIV, Adolescent Youth, Key Populations with respect to FSW and MSM and some aspects of prevention for general population.
The vision of TNW+ is to envies a Tanzania where women and girls living with HIV can live free of gender oppression, realizing and claiming our full rights inclusive of sexual, reproductive, legal, social and economic rights.
They are the network of women which leads the efforts in securing and improving the quality of life of women and girls living with HIV through mobilizing, organizing, advocating, mentoring and raising consciousness on the issues that directly affects our lives.
As a part of global network of women living with HIV, TNW+ upholds the core values of ICW global.
Mutual Respect, Honest, Integrity and Confidentiality: As a network of women living with HIV throughout the country, TNW+ is based on the mutual respect, honesty and integrity of its members, as well as on the assurance of confidentiality.
Commitment to advocacy: Ensuring that women living with HIV have a voice and meaningful participation in relevant decision and policy-making bodies on issues important to our lives.
Accountability: TNW+ and its policies should aim to be for the benefit of all members regardless of culture, age, religion, sexuality, social or economic status/class and race. TNW+ must be accountable to our members for our actions, use of funds, and for fulfilling any of our legal obligations.
Self-determination: TNW+ values the transformative power of women living with HIV self-determined lives. Such action is essential to attainment of all of our human rights. We value peer support and mentoring as ways to enable our peers to become more self-determined in their lives.
Diversity: inclusive of all irrespective of gender, tribe and race
Integrity: Our actions are consistent with our mission. We are honest and transparent in what we do and say, and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions.
Commitment: We work together effectively to serve the larger community
Excellence: We constantly challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greater impact.See more