This document has been developed for International Indigenous HIV and AIDS Community (IIHAC) and the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA) and is intended to be used by Indigenous organizations and communities, policy makers and governments around the world as a response to the impacts of HIV and AIDS experienced by Indigenous Peoples.
IIWGHA envisions a world where Indigenous communities are empowered to direct the course of their own HIV prevention, care, treatment and support.
IIWGHA’s mission is to create an international voice and structure that links Indigenous peoples with their Indigenous leadership, varying levels of governments, AIDS service organizations, cooperatives, and others in a global collective action to lower the disproportionate impact of HIV and AIDS experienced by Indigenous peoples.
By empowering Indigenous people to reduce the spread of HIV and increase the quality of life by strengthening collaborations between international Indigenous communities, while respecting their autonomy and diversity;
By increasing culturally appropriate prevention, care, treatment, and support for HIV and AIDS through collective advocacy, education, and sharing of wise practices and socio-culturally relevant evidence;
By creating opportunities for networking, collaborative advocacy, and resource brokering amongst Indigenous communities, and;
By creating a global voice and hope for an ideal future for Indigenous people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
IIWGHA Tools & Resources
This statement has been developed by IIHAC and is intended to be used by indigenous communities around the world as a response to HIV and in advocacy related to the impacts of HIV and AIDS experienced by Indigenous peoples.
The Toronto Charter is a call to action directed at people who influence and make decisions about the provision of HIV/AIDS services for Indigenous Peoples around the world.