Technical support delivered by MPact aims to improve the quality and access of health services, increase meaningful engagement of marginalized communities in various national AIDS planning processes, and strengthen advocacy leadership.
We train activists to effectively lobby their respective governments for an improved HIV response and we sensitize and train health professionals to engage our communities meaningfully. MPact directly supports more than 30 community-based organizations across 15 countries serving communities of men who have sex with men through one-on-one technical assistance, peer-to-peer exchange, and onward funding.
In addition, MPact produces web seminars, develops training curricula, designs program management tools, and disseminates strategic information to thousands of other advocates, health professionals, donors, implementers and policy makers across the globe.
In Brazil, MPact provides technical support to four local community-based organizations in Brazil that provide vital services to the LGBT community: Associacao Brasileira Interdisciplinar de AIDS (ABIA), Iris de Cidadania LGBT (GAI), Grupo de Resistencia Asa Branca (GRAB), and SOMOS.
With technical support from MPact through the Bridging the Gaps program, local partners have successfully completed a wide range of programs to enhance LGBT rights in Brazil, including: online and local outreach to mobilize young people around issues of gender and sexuality; political engagement and online education campaigns; analysis of local plans to monitor delivery and implementation of HIV interventions; and numerous meetings to strengthen intergenerational dialogues between senior and younger LGBT activists.