Where We Stand

After over a decade of activism and technical assistance, MPact has come to a deep understanding of the strategies that are most effective in the global response to HIV, sexual health and human rights on a grassroots and international level. First and foremost, we believe in working in close partnership and unwavering solidarity with the communities who need services and resources most. 

+ Statements of Solidarity

There is overwhelming evidence pointing to the critical role of communities in advancing progress in health and social justice. Since our inception, MPact has been advocating for and placing communities at the front and center of interventions linked to sexual health and human rights, both in high-level policy spaces and on the ground. 

In carrying out this work, we never forget that sex, sexuality and sexual health approaches must remain grounded in principles of bodily autonomy, self-determination, intimacy, pleasure and connection.

We strive to work using a comprehensive sexual health framework that encompasses physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being free from coercion, stigma, discrimination and violence.

For more of MPact’s stance on particular sexual health, human rights and policy issues, click the headers below:

Prevention & Treatment

It is key for the global HIV response that we advocate for widespread availability of and access comprehensive sexual health programs for gay and bisexual men.

Stigma, Discrimination & Criminalization

Homophobia and transphobia are leading factors in preventing key populations from accessing the services and resources they need.

LGBTI Inclusion in Global Policy

LGBTI people and other marginalized communities need to be involved at every level of human rights decisionmaking. We work to ensure UN Member States respect, protect and promote all people’s human rights, including the right to health.

Funding for Key Populations

Through monitoring national and international policy, we are able to advocate for increased and sustained funding for programs that address the unique needs of gay and bisexual men.

Statements of Solidarity

“If current trends continue, 1 in 5 Latinx gay and bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetimes.”
"The politicization of reproductive health programs endangers the lives of individuals and erodes their rights."
"COVID-19 infection does not discriminate, but magnifies existing social, economic and political inequities."