ECOM – Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity – the Association is an Estonian charity non-profit private organisation of natural and legal persons joined voluntarily, which acts in public interests and the main purpose of which is not receiving return by economic activities.
The location of the Association is Tallinn, Republic of Estonia.
The Associations objective is to create favourable conditions in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region to ensure that gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender people have access to services in the field of sexual and reproductive health, including in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention and treatment, and those services are evidence- based and the human rights oriented.
In order to achieve the objective, the Association will perform following activities:
- Will contribute to mobilization of resources from governments, donor organizations, business sector, communities and civil society in general to elaborate and implement effective measures for sexual health improvement including HIV prevention, treatment and care among gay men and other MSM and transgender people in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
- Will support the capacity building of programs targeting at sexual health including HIV prevention and treatment, among gay men and other MSM, and transgender people, as well as promote effective and science-based working methods, building on the human rights compliance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
- Will support and implement advocacy of evidence-based programs aiming to reduce social, legal and institutional barriers to the access to HIV prevention and treatment for gay men, other MSM and transgender people in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.