Commonwealth Day: ICW is this year's chosen charity!

The International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS (ICW) is the charity chosen for the Commonwealth Day on 13th March, which this year brings together the fifty-three member countries of the Commonwealth in celebration of their common values. The theme of Commonwealth Day in 2006 is ‘Health and Vitality – The Commonwealth Challenge’. ICW was selected as a global grassroot organisation working in HIV/AIDS. This year’s Observance - which will be broadcast around the globe by the BBC – will be attended by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, as well as Commonwealth High Commissioners, Commonwealth political leaders and dignitaries and also 1,000 young people from schools, colleges and youth organisations around the UK. The multi-faith service will take place at Westminster Abbey. Dr Alice Welbourn, Chair of ICW UK Board, will be speaking raising awareness of the fact that 72% of all HIV positive women are Commonwealth Citizens.