The M-Coalition is the only regional HIV/AIDS advocacy network specifically devoted to the needs of LGBT in the MENA region. It was established in January 2014 in response to a shared concern that current HIV strategies and responses in the region are not adequately responsive to MSM and later expanded to include all aspects of health for MSM. In 2018, M-Coalition officially started working on health needs for Lesbian women and transgender populations. The M-Coalition is governed by a collegially appointed, 7-member steering committee of regionally recognized LGBT advocates and HIV/AIDS professionals drawn from multiple countries in the MENA region.
The M-Coalition works through advocacy, information exchange, knowledge production, networking, and capacity building activities, sustained over time at the local and regional level. The M-Coalition also strives to involve members of the LGBT community and people living with HIV at all levels of its strategy, policy development and implementation, and internal governing processes.
The mission of « M-Coalition » is to coordinate on local, regional and international levels in order to facilitate the access of MSM in the Arab world to, services of prevention, care, treatment and quality support through advocacy, creation of a favorable environment, capacity building and follow-up, research, exchange of good practices and, by collaborating with other structures of health and human rights.
The vision of M-Coalition is an Arab world where right to health and all other human rights of men who have sex with men (MSM) are recognized, realized and protected.