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. 

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.

Universal Health Coverage

Addressing inequities is a prerequisite to achieving UHC. For UHC to be effective, Member States must respect, protect and promote all people’s human rights, including the right to health, and not merely focus on strengthening health systems.

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.”
"We take this opportunity to express our concern that people who use drugs have been left behind in the fight to end AIDS by 2030."
"Without strong and concerted advocacy to help shape the global health response, we face the great risk of transforming a right for all into a privilege for the few."