Values and Principles
Our work and advocacy agenda is based on the realities community and home-based caregivers face in their daily lives and work, and is formed through consultation with those caregivers. Whenever possible, we open space and act as bridges for caregivers to represent themselves, their groups and constituencies, rather than speaking for them or only allowing for token representation of caregivers. We therefore, as much as possible, endeavour to strengthen their capacity for them to appropriately represent themselves.
Our network is focusing on the experience coming out of caregiving in the context of HIV and AIDS, and is committed to integrating lessons learnt into a broader health agenda. We believe that recognizing, valuing and resourcing care-giving, particularly in the context of HIV and AIDS, is a key step in achieving gender equality for women and girls.
Our advocacy has primarily focused on institutions and events on HIV and AIDS as we recognize the impetus and urgency to support and organize caregivers, ensuring that they have recognition and resources that have been mobilised for the AIDS response. Recognizing that the experience made by caregivers of PLHIV are of utmost importance to strengthen community, health and care more broadly, we also seek links with organizations and coalitions working on other issues relating to care and support (such as palliative care).